Tag Archives: meditation

Therapy? There’s an app for that, soon.

Counseling people are starting to use apps for use between sessions to help people get better. The jury is still out as to whether or not someone would rather do a therapy app or play Angry Birds, but some things … Continue reading

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A good definition of meditation

The basic definition of meditation is “having a steady mind.” In meditation, when your thoughts go up, you don’t go up, and you don’t go down when your thoughts go down. Whether your thoughts are good or bad, exciting or … Continue reading

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Change your brain by using meditation

Believe it or not, you can change critical structures in your brain by adopting a regimen of meditation. 8 weeks is enough to make some changes. These structures are associated with empathy, stress, and attention. While the article doesn’t say … Continue reading

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Kabat-Zinn presentation

This is a video of a presentation by Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness (think being very present-oriented).  It includes some time meditating with him and exploring ways that mindfulness can be helpful with stress reduction.  Worth 72 minutes of your time. … Continue reading

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Quotes of the day

Meditation is an act of love. … Meditation:  It’s not what you think. –Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Deep breathing is helpful for reducing stress.

A big part of the therapeutic approach I have is the use of meditation with clients for stress reduction and thought detachment.  The style of meditation I teach is breath work–that is, becoming aware of your breathing when you are … Continue reading

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NPR article on one of the founders of mindfulness psychotherapy–Jon Kabat-Zinn

http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=7654964&m=7655313 Above is a description of mindfulness therapy as practiced by Kabat-Zinn, who has been running a clinic on pain management for decades.  This is important because he is one of the founders of mindfulness therapy.  Good stuff.

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Staycation vs vacation

Now that I’ve enjoyed my time away, I’ve been pondering what to say about the current trend of going on staycations.  Staycations, if you don’t already know, are vacation periods where you stay at home or local to home.  Vacations … Continue reading

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So the dog woke me up at 4am.

And what did I do?  I couldnt go back to sleep, so I got up and decided to make my blog post of the day. Today’s topic is meditation.  No, I’m not talking about prayer temples, fancy robes, and incense.  … Continue reading

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