Archives for February, 2010

Interviews

What You Need to Know about Mindful Parenting: An Interview with Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D.

I am happy to introduce you to Cassandra Vieten, to help us out with the integration of mindfulness into pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Cassandra is a licensed clinical psychologist, director of research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-director of the Mind Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco, CA, and co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. Her research has focused on mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance, the...
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Anxiety

Do You Know This about Your Brain?

In their recent book Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, and neurologist Richard Mendius, talk about the growing discoveries being made at the intersection of Psychology, Neurology and Contemplative practice and how we can influence our own minds. We’ll get more into this in an upcoming interview with Rick.

Prior to that interview, I wanted to share with you some interesting facts...
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Mindfulness with Children: An Interview with Susan Kaiser Greenland

Today I have the honor of interviewing Susan Kaiser Greenland, who had the courage to leave a well-paying law career to embrace a calling to teach mindfulness meditation to children as young as four years old. She is author of the upcoming book The Mindful Child (Free Press, May 2010) and developed the website and the Inner Kids program, to teach young kids vital skills toward a more peaceful and compassionate world.

Elisha: Susan, what an amazing path you've chosen. When I...
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Mindful New Parenting: An Interview with Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D.

I am happy to introduce you to Cassandra Vieten, to help us out with the integration of mindfulness into pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Cassandra is a licensed clinical psychologist, director of research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-director of the Mind Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco, and co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. Her research has focused on mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance, the involvement...
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10 Quotes for a Mindful Day Part III

A while back I wrote the post 10 Quotes for a Mindful Day and followed up with 10 (More) Quotes for a Mindful Day. Since then I began an increasingly popular tradition called Mondays Mindful Quote where every Monday I post a quote that I think has some relevance to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and then explore the quote.

Here is a new list I'm calling 10 Quotes for a Mindful Day Part III. I will write future posts that explore some of these quotes...
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Anger

Mindsight and Blue Man Group: An Interview with Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Today I bring back Dr. Daniel Siegel to show us his comedic side, while explaining the concept of mindsight's connection to a sense of resilience, compassion and well-being. Dan received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is the co-editor of a handbook of psychiatry and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape...
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