Meditation and Mindfulness

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There are so many types of meditation and mindfulness techniques that can have a tremendous impact on your life.
Just one minute a day can begin to make a remarkable change!
I found this great article that describes several different approaches you might find interesting-Types of Meditation
I recommend starting off for short periods of time at first. Many students I’ve worked with seem to do well with guided meditations or visualizations (but I am sure devout meditators may disagree with this).The best technique is really whatever you connect with.  I would love to work with you to help discover what could be the right path for you.

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Here are some of my favorite resources for guided meditations:

STIN has several podcasts posted on itunes that you can download for free. Short, calming, guided meditations on various topics including healing and anxiety.

UCLA Free Guided Meditations

The Chopra Center

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Insight Meditation: A Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate

By Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

By Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life

By Jon Kabat-Zinn

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind

By Pema Chodron

Siddhartha

By Hermann Hesse

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

By  Eckhart Tolle

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

By Bob StahlElisha GoldsteinJon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword by)Saki Santorelli (Afterword)
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Dave Potter’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a great free, self-guided tour of mindfulness. You can take an 8 week course or just browse through at your own pace!

The Chopra Center offers a wealth of information about meditation.

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  • Insight Timer – currently my favorite application to use for meditation. When you log in, you can see how many other people around the world are meditating with the app at the same time. It is so inspiring to log in and see 500+ others in so many different countries meditating at the exact same moment! They also have guided meditations by several famous meditators including Tara Brach. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  • Stop, Breathe, Think. Very user friendly app especially for first timers. Short, guided meditations. You can even put in your mood and they will suggest meditations for you.
  • This article features several other apps that I haven’t tried yet, but have heard of if you still havent found what you are looking for – 10 Best Meditation Apps

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