In: Mindfulness

Mindful Speech
July 2, 2017

Mindful speech seems to be in short supply these days. A pervasive sense of urgency about communication propels us into comments…

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Mindfulness for Children
June 2, 2017

Mindfulness for children may be a hard concept to envisage if your family life is something other than the ideal home…

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Mindfulness: No Gain without Pain?
June 1, 2017

Mindfulness is one of those practices that seems to, quite perversely, be most important to practice at times when it is most…

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The Science of Slow Breathing
April 16, 2017

In an April 5, 2017 article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds reviews new research on the science of slow…

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Contemplative Practice Options
February 4, 2017

Contemplative Practice Options Explored in New Research Mindfulness has been much in the news. Skeptical readers have commented that it seems…

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Hamster Brain
November 20, 2016

A young woman who has been making good progress tackling the problem of severe depressive episodes suddenly is having trouble managing…

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Mindfulness for Depression -Research Update
July 2, 2016

Mindfulness has received a lot of attention recently as an approach to improving mental health in a number of conditions. But…

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Mindfulness Warnings
May 22, 2016

A recent visitor to this site sent us this link and some thoughts about mindfulness… This article about the dangers of…

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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The Power of a Minute
January 21, 2016

I got this email from Rick Hanson because I have subscribed to his Foundations of Wellbeing Program. I found it inspirational…

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Body Mindfulness and Peak Performance
January 17, 2016

If mindfulness training works to achieve peak performance in Navy SEALs and top athletes perhaps it’s not such a New Age…

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar
November 26, 2015

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for bipolar may reduce anxiety and bolster emotional stability As with many psychiatric disorders, bipolar disorder isn’t…

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Mindfulness Apps Updated
November 24, 2015

Mindfulness Apps Updated We have updated our mindfulness links based on a nice review in the New York Times. The reviewer…

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Centering
October 17, 2015

Feeling scattered and distracted is such a common experience in our lives these days. Rick Hanson talks about getting centered in…

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Mindfulness for Bipolar – Eric
July 20, 2015

Could mindfulness meditation be a viable treatment for bipolar disorder? What are the aims of modern-day meditation? Transcendence? Inner peace? Maybe…

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Work to Home Transition
June 18, 2015

It has been a very busy time for me professionally, perhaps for you as well. Certainly it seems as though people…

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Mindfulness Apps
March 3, 2015

Mindfulness apps have intrigued us for years. The New York Times recently two mindfulness apps. I was pleased to see that the…

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Meditation Tricks
December 4, 2014

Most of us in the Gateway Clinic have been encouraging our patients to take up meditation for years.  We will explain…

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Breathing Practices for Stress Relief
September 21, 2014

Breathing Techniques One of the oldest “self help” movements is based on breathing, helping us to use our breath, and how…

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Wise Selfishness
August 25, 2014

Wise Selflessness– The Dalai lama says, “It is important that when pursuing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not…

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