Is mindfulness meditation safe for those who’ve experienced trauma? It can be, but mindfulness practice is not one-size-fits-all. Sometimes, those who have experienced trauma may require a different approach.
This week, we explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of mindfulness practice for those who experience symptoms of traumat ...Learn More
Dr. Steven Hickman explains the concept of self-compassion.
How do you typically react to difficulties in life? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go wrong? What if, instead, you took a moment to comfort yourself when you felt bad—as you would do for others?
The practices of mindfulness, contemplative education, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) are now being widely explored in schools throughout the United States and other countries. Extensive research has shown that mindfulness practices and SEL decrease stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, ...Learn More
Try this 4-minute effortless mindfulness meditation with Loch.
Learn to shift your awareness and return to your true nature in the midst of daily life.
Basic mindfulness begins by calming, focusing, and observing your mind. With this advanced yet simple practice of effortless mindfulness, you learn to move imme ...Learn More
Take a few moments of mindfulness now with Florence Meleo-Meyer of Brown Mindfulness Center.
Have you felt an inner call to approach your life with more wisdom, skill, and compassion? Have you wished to engage your mind and body in ways that can support greater clarity and resilience? Are you interested in learning abo ...Learn More
Research shows that students and teachers in school systems that have adopted mindfulness are happier, more focused, more compassionate, and less impacted by stress. What school would pass up a chance to raise test scores, have fewer playground fights, and cultivate a more peaceful learning environment?
This training helps us gain the ...Learn More
In an era of pain and polarization, a robust and evidence-based approach to mindfulness practice—for ourselves and the world—is essential. By addressing trauma, mindfulness meditation and other contemplative practices have the potential to change not just individual lives, but also to shift our society from systemic prejudice and inju ...Learn More
“When you start singing from your heart, it changes the phrases.” —Jennifer Lopez
As humans, we are relational beings. From our earliest days, our survival depends on care from and connection with others. Arising from multiple factors, our relationships offer sustenance and sorrow, stress and solace, joy, and vulnerability, and c ...Learn More
Colonization is pervasive, but for Indigenous, Black, and Latinx Peoples the impacts of genocide, slavery, appropriation of traditional culture, loss of cultural identity, and the loss of and removal from ancestral lands remain. Traumatic memories are encoded in every one of us, and the stigma of our refusal to assimilate is always pre ...Learn More
Under the leadership of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, colleges and universities nationwide have integrated contemplative practices into a variety of their courses—from literature to physics to architecture. These practices include yoga, contemplative reading and writing, mindful listening, and other practices that cultiv ...Learn More
Jon Kabat-Zinn explains why sitting in meditation is not only a political statement, but also a radical act of love.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) emphasizes that the ultimate meditation practice is life itself and how we are in relationship to it moment by moment.
In this 5-day retreat led by Jon K ...Learn More
Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer evidence-based approach that offers empowering solutions to the problem of human suffering.
ACT seeks to transform the root sources of human suffering by balancing mi ...Learn More