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Guided Mindfulness Meditation


In a beautifully produced video made by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Prof. Mark Williams introduces the concept of mindfulness and leads viewers through a short guided meditation. With just a few minutes of nature scenes and becoming more aware of your body, you can find renewed focus and peace. "Allow things to be just as they are" (good advice in many situations) and keep attention on your breathing, and sensations in your body.

This quick three-step exercise is a...
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Using Meditation to Change Emotional Response


Canadian neuroscientist and science writer Ward Plunet discusses new research on meditation in his debut YouTube video, "8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change How You Process Emotions."

In this brief and clear video, Plunet shares details from the study "Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state," Desbordes et al., Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2012, DOI: Researchers worked with three groups, sending one to Mindful Attention Training...
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Video Toolkit

A toolkit consisting of a series of seven videos, with accompanying worksheets and information, on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Starting with the ABC model of human thought, the course teaches simple methods of altering thoughts based on mindfulness, and ways of cultivating happiness with kindness.

The five minute video and PDF on rumination are especially good, outlining eleven practical steps to stopping the cycle, and the mindfulness meditation overview is great.

The self-professed...
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