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Mindfulness News

Read the latest articles about mindfulness, MBSR and the science of mindful living here on our Mindfulness News pages.

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Distance Mindfulness (MBSR) Training

For many years I was not keen on offering the MBSR program via the internet, as it seemed like it would take away from the individual exploration and intimacy that...

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Three kinds of shenanigans going on in the world of mindfulness.

Shenanigans is such a great word. It is a noun that means: mischief, trouble, pranks, high-jinks, tomfoolery.    Mindfulness is everywhere.

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Gratitude - a simple path to health and happiness

There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that practising gratitude has positive impacts on health and happiness, and of all the things that contribute to a life well lived, a habit...

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The benefits of mindfulness training for people with ADHD

Ever wondered if there’s a training that helps you focus better? Interested in better managing stress and feeling more emotionally balanced? Life can certainly be challenging, especially if you have attentional difficulties...

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What mindfulness course is right for you?

There is a dazzling array of mindfulness offerings around lately, so how to choose?   Here is a chart that maps out different kinds of training - from the most accessible and...

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This Incredible Brain and Mindfulness

Our brains are an incredible, complex and magnificent network of connected superhighways, powering our body and mind 24/7.

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ABC Catalyst - The Mindfulness Experiment

ABC’s Catalyst recently conducted “ The Mindfulness Experiment” by inviting 15 Australians from all walks of life into an eight-week intensive mindfulness meditation program: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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Six things to expect from an MBSR course - and they may surprise you.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is different from many other contemporary mindfulness offerings in four ways: it is evidence-based it’s not a quick fix you will actually practice the training exercises that make...

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“Progress” in meditation and opening to the bigger picture

My colleague Nancy Bardecke says: “Expectations? Suffering under construction!” So often when we are learning something new we expect this – the straight line of progress.

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Tenderness in our practice and our relationships

A few years back I went to a one day seminar with a remarkable person - Kent Hoffman. He is a long term meditation dude in the Zen tradition, and also the founder of a profound parenting program - the Circle of Security which is grounded in the latest science about how kids and parents thrive. He had some interesting things to say about life, love and stress - the foundation being:  

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Practice as resting (in the flow of our inner life)

We work so hard at everything. And anything can become one more task to do – including our mindfulness practice.

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Mindfulness and climate change: are we paying attention to the things that matter?

Dear friends, I don’t usually write emails through Openground that are directed specifically to our governance as a community, but I think now is the time.

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