Mindfulness Basics

For beginners and those with “beginner’s mind.” Here you will find tips on starting your own practice at home, including posture and breathing techniques to energize or calm your nervous system. Basic information on the neuroscience of mindfulness and other meditation techniques that will build motivation for meditation.

In our culture it’s a point of pride to be over scheduled, stressed, and frazzled.  Anything else qualifies us as lazy, unmotivated, and (gasp!) average.  True story:  I overheard the following conversation in a restaurant in Harvard Square last fall.  I assume  it was parents’ weekend at Harvard, for as I looked around the restaurant […]

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Watching Your Thoughts to Manage Your Mood

by Donna Torney on March 23, 2015 · 0 comments

-A mindfulness based cognitive therapy exercise Chatting with your anxiety

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-Tips for setting up a mindful refuge at home Suggestions For Starting a Meditation Practice at Home PR  

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Your Mind on Meditation and Yoga 

by Donna Torney on March 23, 2015 · 0 comments

-Quick facts to encourage the daily practice of mindfulness and yoga. Your Mind on Meditation and Yoga PR

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-A look at how mindfulness changes the brain Activate positive brain activity FR  

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Breathe your way to happiness

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

-A simple breathing technique to calm your nervous system at home or at work Breathe Your Way to Happiness FR

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Pulling, Pushing, and Positive Emotion

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

-Using mindfulness to manage craving and aversion Pulling, Pushing, and Positive emotion

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Mindful Communication

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

-Using mindfulness to navigate a difficult conversation mindful communication PR

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With so many benefits of mindfulness summarized for you here in three minutes, you’ll want to have your cushion handy for minutes four, five and six….. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

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Mindful Breathing 

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

-Breathing techniques that help balance energy, improve concentration, and promote clarity Mindful Breathing Worksheet PR

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