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Daniel Rechtschaffen, founding director of the Mindful Education Institute, shares the practice of heartfulness and explains how it may help children feel happier and less stressed. More
Deepak Chopra, the author of 21 New York Times best sellers and a pioneer of alternative medicine, draws an important distinction regarding the nature of consciousness. More
Contemporary thought leader Panache Desai reveals the importance of redefining what it means to be a human being by embracing and accepting everything about yourself in order to tap into your infinite potential.     More
In this exclusive video panel discussion from Omega, Panache Desai, Elizabeth Lesser, and Brian Weiss discuss the meaning and relevance of heaven and hell. In response to an audience member's inquiry about Hitler and whether he is in heaven or hell, Lesser encourages us not to get wrapped up in questions like that and to instead focus on heaven and hell on earth.       More
Brian Weiss, MD, America’s leading authority in past-life regression therapy, says that if you look closely you’ll see that all the great religions are teaching about the same things: love, compassion, giving, nonviolence, and mindful awareness.                   More
We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us, but how do they impact our brain? Renowned professor, author, and founder of The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Jon Kabat-Zinn explains some of the science and theory behind why yoga, tai chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other mind-body practices can improve the recovery of those who have been wounded.     More
Peter Gold and the Trapeze-Experience™ Team bring the joy, exhilaration, and satisfaction of flying on the trapeze to anyone willing to try. Watch as student Chrissa Pullicino tries the trapeze for the first time. More
Buddhist teacher, nun and author Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. She reminds us that, although our mind perceives things as being fixed, everything is, in fact, changing all the time. It's this change and impermenance that offers unlimited possibility for freshness, uniqueness and aliveness. More
Watch Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, describe her method of getting you out of depression, stress and anxiety—with nothing more than a pen, a piece of paper, and an open mind.   More
Byron Katie, best-selling author and founder of The Work, reveals the stress-producing ways in which we get “in everyone else's business,” while leaving our own business unattended. When we are attentive to ourselves and come from a grounded place, we can also better gauge who to do business with and who not to do business with. More
Noted Buddhist Psychology teacher Jack Kornfield describes mindfulness as “a practice that enhances our well-being in every way, from developing increased mental clarity and deep relaxation, to handling stress in healthier ways and escaping the grip of our reactive emotions.”  More
Love of self, love of other: two strands in the love braid. I have braided these strands together in all sorts of relationships, in varying degrees of grace and ineptitude. I’ve messed up in both directions: being self-centered, being a martyr; not knowing my own worth, not valuing the essential worth of the other. To love well is to get the balance right. It’s the work of a lifetime.  More
Omega: You start writing all your books on January 8th, write a letter to your mother every day, and meditate regularly. How did these rituals begin and what do you think the value of ritual has in women's lives? More
A leading mind-body healing approach, energy psychology bypasses conversation and focuses on visualization, breathing, tapping, and saying simple phrases out loud. Scientific research shows that energy psychology is an effective way to regulate the nervous system, activate healthy genes, and stimulate neurons in the brain to help heal trauma and more.  More
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Researchers have now published a sizeable number of reviews of studies that show a link between emotional states and genes. They have examined the correlations between emotional disturbances—such as schizophrenia, depression, panic, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—and gene expression, especially in the brain. They have come up with startling and compelling evidence that the patterns of gene expression in the brains of these unhappy sufferers are different from those of happier people. More
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In a society where doingness is more encouraged and awarded than beingness, it can be challenging to grasp that in “inaction” there is a great deal of “action” taking place. The slogan of the restless mind is: “Don’t just sit there; do something”; the slogan of the tranquil mind is: “Don’t just do something; sit there!” More
Omega: For the first time in recorded history, more than 50 percent of the U.S. population is now categorized as single. How do you think that affects the quest for love?  More
Omega: Can you talk about following your intuition—one of nine healing factors you identified as shared by patients who have experienced a radical remission? How can anyone—healthy or sick—learn to listen to signals from their body and mind? Kelly: Intuition was surprising to me because I didn’t think it would come up in every single interview I conducted, but it did. More
Energy Medicine Yoga is essentially grooming the body’s energies to help make sure they are awake and moving, that they are running forward and not backward (a very common occurrence), and that the energy systems of the body are all cleaned out and organized. More
Omega Institute Energy as a Life Guide: An Interview With Deborah King
Omega: How would you describe energy healing to a five-year-old? Deborah: I would tell an adult or a child that you’re composed of energy. Your body feels solid, but it’s moving energy. We have lots of physics research to back this up. Sometimes the movement of all that energy becomes stagnant or off-kilter, and energy healing is a way of reestablishing balance. More