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Clinical issues. Mindfulness as a practice to prevent compassion fatigue, using mindfulness with clients

You Already Know This Stuff

You Already Know This Stuff

As you practice the stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive behavior techniques found at mindful hub its helpful to remember that you already know this stuff. You are not an anxious person trying to learn how to be calm.  You are a calm person who has spent too much time practicing…

Feed Your Head – Four Key Brain Boosting Nutrients

Feed Your Head – Four Key Brain Boosting Nutrients

There is no getting around it.  What you put in your body affects your mental clarity as well as your physical health.  This, of course, will directly affect your mindfulness practice.  Food and mood – it’s for real. I could probably write volumes about diet and mind, but I’d like…

Are you Naturally Happy?

Are you Naturally Happy?

Positive psychology, the study of human strength and resiliency, is a welcome addition to the field of psychology which has traditionally focused on psychological disorders.  One theory proposed by positive psychology researchers is that we are all born with a “happiness setpoint.”  The good news is that this setpoint has…

Slow is the new fast!

Slow is the new fast!

 The accelerated pace of our culture makes the idea of slowing down seem comical.  Yet lately I’ve noticed a couple of times where my mindfulness practice has helped me to consciously slow down.  Last summer I bought a “comfort bike” – which is exactly what it sounds like – a…

Equanimity:  Let go of criticism and praise

Equanimity: Let go of criticism and praise

In our goal-driven world, it is very easy to get caught up in outcomes.  Our ‘output’ is always being measured.  We have quotas at work and expectations from family and friends.  As if that weren’t enough, we can get caught up in the joy-stealing process of comparing ourselves to others….

FOMO – and other ways of feeling left behind

FOMO – and other ways of feeling left behind

If you are feeling disappointed, maybe even envious, because of a “missed” opportunity, it is a good time to apply mindfulness.  Here are three mindfulness tips that can help you feel like you are in the right place at the right time. Still feeling left behind? Check out these posts…

Rick Hanson on Letting Go

The practices — simple actions inside your mind — light up neural networks of deep well-being and resilience. And because “neurons that fire together, wire together,” each time you do a practice, it strengthens key neural circuits like building a muscle in the gym. Each practice is grounded in modern…

Regaining a Sense of Safety:  A mindfulness exercise

Regaining a Sense of Safety: A mindfulness exercise

It’s easy to get caught up in feeling powerless.  All it takes is dwelling on something in your life that is not going your way.  Even if things are going pretty smoothly in your life right now, you might be thrown off kilter by looking at the events that the…

Yoga: Office Stretch and Meditation

Got 8 minutes in the middle of your workday? Watch Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, in this video for a few healthy stretches and a quick breathing and meditation exercise. You’ll feel better afterwards, your focus will increase, your attention span improve and you’ll be investing in your…