Mindfulness

Grounded. Soft. Noticing. At Vassar's All-College Day program, Buddhist activist and yogi Leslie Booker explained that these states can support our sustainability...

About 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety. In this intensive 5-day workshop, mental health professionals learn the practical application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a way to transform and...

Achieve an increased range of optimal performance under stress, enhanced situational awareness and decision-making during stressful events, and an improved ability to bounce back quickly after challenging experiences....

The practices of contemplative education, Social and Emotional Learning, and mindfulness are being widely explored in schools throughout the United States. Research shows that mindfulness practice decreases stress,...

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT), developed by Jean L. Kristeller, is a powerful approach that addresses the mindless eating so prevalent in our culture—a pattern of eating that can lead to weight gain,...

Tai chi chuan is a system of beautiful, flowing movements used by millions of people around the world as a graceful, meditative exercise. Qigong is an ancient mind-body system for cultivating our natural energy. Both systems foster deep awareness...

Addictions—whether to alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, or other behaviors—often stem from a desire to escape our current experience. By bringing awareness to this tendency and relating to our experiences—whether pleasant or unpleasant—with...

Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have...

The GPS in my car never gets mad at me, no matter how many times I turn to avoid the torn-up street she has recommended. She just says, "Recalculating,” and directs me to turn right, and then right again, until I am back where she wanted me—on...

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