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Meditation App Headspace Wants Meditation to be a Prescription

The following video from “CBS This Morning” talks about how the meditation app Headspace wants to launch a prescription-strength version of their meditation app with FDA approval. Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe and chief science officer Megan Jones Bell join “CBS This Morning” to discuss the new venture and  the 12 mental and physical conditions that the app could help treat.

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Guided Meditation for Stress Relief

Guided Meditation for Stress Relief
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Guided Stress Meditation

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but it is your reaction to stress that creates suffering.  Stress affects everyone differently and your perception to stress may be different than others.  With consistent meditation practice you can change how you respond to stress creating healthier ways of being with yourself and with others.

When the mind wanders we simply bring it back to the breath. This allows us to create a non-reactive, non-judgmental awareness to our experiences leading to a more balanced way of being. This track provides a 10 minute guided meditation to help alleviate stress.  We recommend taking a comfortable seated position with your feet on the floor prior to starting.

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Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness: Recognizing and Managing Emotions

Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness: Recognizing and Managing Emotions

Mindfulness training is the foundation of emotional intelligence and affects every emotional and social intelligence leadership competency.  These competencies are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, the ability to manage relationships These competencies are essential for creating mindful leaders.  Learn mindful meditation exercises to build emotional intelligence through emotional regulation, self-awareness, and concentration practices. Mindfulness training can change our brains in way…

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Mindful Listening

Mindful Listening

Engage in meaningful conversations through the art of mindful listening. Improve communications at work, home and in life with the core skill of mindful listening.  Mindfulness cultivates attention and present moment awareness while strengthening our ability to listen to others.  Often, we listen to our own inner voice and not to the person we are communicating with. Learn to cultivate…

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Listening & Prejudices

“To be able to really listen, one should abandon or put aside all prejudices…When you are in a receptive state of mind, things can be easily understood…but, unfortunately, most of us listen through a screen of resistance.  We are screened with prejudices, psychological or scientific, or with daily worries, desires and fears.  And with these fears for a screen, we…

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Beginners Guided Sitting Meditation

Beginners Guided Sitting Meditation

Sitting Meditation is the practice of paying attention to a single point of reference like our breath. Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, rather it is noticing thoughts when they arise and our reaction to them. We simply attend to how the breath is flowing training the mind to be focused on one thing, at one time…the breath.

When the mind wanders we simply bring it back to the breath. This allows us to create a non-reactive, non-judgmental awareness to our experiences leading to a more balanced way of being. This track provides a 15 minute guided sitting meditation for beginners who want to learn how to meditate.  We recommend taking a comfortable seated position with your feet on the floor prior to starting.

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Guided Body Scan Meditation

Guided Body Scan Meditation

Develop mindful awareness of sensations within the body (such as tingling, tightness, heat or coolness, buzzing , pulsing, or numbness) without having to hold on to it in this 15 minutes complimentary guided Body Scan Meditation.

Mindful Presence’s guided body scan meditation is appropriate for  those who are new or experienced with meditation, and is designed to reduce stress, anxiety and tension in the body.  We recommend taking a comfortable seat on the floor or lying down before playing the meditation.

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Mindfulness Meditation Exercise: Fear

Welcome – In today’s practice, lets begin to explore emotions.  There is a common saying in meditation that what you resist persists – but awareness assumes acceptance. If you resist emotions they will become stronger.   Acceptance inspires freedom from strong emotions and the thoughts around them.  Let’s cultivate the quality of acceptance in our practice today as we look at how…

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