Tag archives for mindfulness

5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety

In a short video produced by the UK's Anxiety United non-profit organization, 5 top tips to relieve anxiety are described.

These tips are easy and evidence-based things you can begin to do on your own right away. They empower you to use self-care and coping skills to confront, accept, and manage your anxiety...
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The Pebble Meditation

This guided mindfulness meditation video uses four ordinary pebbles to represent flowers, mountains, water, and space, in order to use visualization mixed with breathing exercises. Very simple and soothing, and uplifting. Easy to practice.

Based on the teachings of Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, this meditation practice is suitable for all ages and levels of...
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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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Harmful Urges and Cravings? Try this Mindfulness Exercise

A mindfulness exercise video to help you identify, understand, and ride out urges and cravings for addictive, compulsive and harmful behaviours.

By noticing thoughts and urges without acting on them, you can learn to surf urges as they come up until you have mastery over the behaviour.

This practical 12 minute exercise (also available as an mp3) combines a breathing exercise with a body scan and mental self-assessment, with a professional counsellor guiding you through the...
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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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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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