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Mindfulness Meditation Video for Working with Difficulties

From the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, researcher Diana Winston created this short guided meditation video to help work with life's difficulties.

Whether it's difficult emotions, body sensations, or stressful events, mindfulness meditation can help with calming and focussing the mind to cope with life more effectively.

UCLA MARC offers a range of free mindfulness videos and mp3s in a variety of lengths and for different...
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How to Overcome Stage Fright

A funny and very endearing TED Talk by folk singer Joe Kowan about experiencing and overcoming severe stage fright.

Kowan describes his discomfort as well as his unique and creative strategy for coping with it - performing a song that confronts it head on.

I'm reminded of Brene Brown's advice on coping with shame; by admitting to our vulnerabilities, others see us as authentic, and appreciate our humanity more than if we try to mask our fears.

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The Original Mindfulness Meditation

A Zen Buddhist monk guides us through the brief mindfulness meditation "Pebble for your Pocket."

Based on the teachings of the famous Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, poet, and human rights activist Thich Nhat Hanh, a follower who lives with him in the Plum Village monastery demonstrates the gentle, relaxing, and illuminating practice. An HD version of the video is available for purchase on a full length DVD, "Mindful Living Every Day."

Mindfulness is a skill which has...
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How Stress Can Be Useful

New research from the University of Rochester reveals that not all stress is bad for us, and sometimes it can even be helpful, in the video "Why Some Stress Can Actually Be Good for You."

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Jamieson explains that when we think all stress is negative we interpret any sign of it (like butterflies in the stomach before public speaking) as being harmful.

"But those feelings just mean that our body is preparing to address a...
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Anxious? A Simple Yoga Posture That Helps

Yoga teacher and authentic living expert Amy Patee demonstrates a simple yoga posture (asana) and two breathing exercises that help reduce anxiety.

Patee used yoga in her personal journey recovering from anorexia and depression, and now shares her knowledge through offline yoga instruction and free online resources like a YouTube channel and ebooks. In this short video, she shows viewers how to do an easy yoga posture, explaining its benefits and what to...
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Help for Anxiety in Teens

Solome Tibebu, creator of the web site Anxiety In Teens, gives a TEDx Talk about her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. As a youth (not that she's old now, in her early twenties) she felt alone and had difficulty reaching out for help, but once she accessed professional care was able to work on managing the disorder and living a healthier life.

She created Anxiety for Teens because when she was a...
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Healing PTSD with Pets for Vets

"Healing Power of Pets: Veteran with PTSD finds new life with dog" is a video profiling a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq war and like many returning veterans, suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Blade, a brave, strong man, developed debilitating symptoms of PTSD including suicidal thoughts, and nearly ended his own life.

Fortunately, he connected with Pets for Vets instead. They're a 501(c) non-profit organization who rescue dogs from shelters, rehabilitate and...
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