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TED Women 2018 Leadership Intensive

ALLEVIATING STRESS WITH MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

Ashley Graber & Shira Myrow offered an in-depth look at the profound  physiological and psychological effects of chronic stress.  While most of us know we’re addicted to our i-phones and social media, we don’t realize how being plugged in all the time can undermine our focus and effectiveness. Understanding how our brain's stress response works and implementing mindfulness tools can help us become more self aware and grounded when we need to make clear choices --despite feeling stressed. 

 

Good Morning LaLa Land

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IGNTD

Mindfulness so easy a kid could to it

Mindful Mama and owner of the super foods company, Philosophie, Sophie Jaffe and her addiction specialist husband and author Adi Jaffee had me on their super honest and raw podcast IGNDT talking about meditation and mindfulness practices for the family. We get real about making meditation and mindfulness work in the family and truth be known, for anyone.

 

Mind Body Green

The Complete Guide To Online Meditation Resources

I've been studying and practicing meditation and mindfulness for 10 years. I’ve taken courses, read articles, and practiced for countless hours. Over these years, I've discovered there are a lot of sources for meditation guidance out there, but some are better than others. Having done the legwork, I can share with you my favorite apps, videos, blogs, online courses, and free resources to help you start or deepen your practice.

 

She Knows

Ways to beat holiday stress that actually help

Don’t forget that “no” is a complete sentence. “Saying yes when you want to say no is a setup for added stress,” says Ashley Graber, curriculum co-director at Evenflow. Family, friends and coworkers ask a lot of you this time of year. Graber reminds us to use this as an opportunity to practice doing what is right for you.

 

Evenflow

staying steady in the face of anxiety

By definition, anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or nervousness about something with an uncertain outcome or an imminent event and involves both psychological and physical symptoms. These symptoms differ significantly from one person to another according to the type and degree of the seeming threat.  But not all anxiety is bad. Anxiety is also a protective mechanism that prevents us from getting into precarious situations and can help us escape should we find ourselves in one. Anxiety can also  increase our performance and endurance in a positive way.

 

Evenflow

Mindfulness so easy, a kid could do it

For our first Mindful Tool, I’d like to introduce the “Mind Jar” or “Calm Down Jar.” — The jar represents the mind; the glitter represents thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. When we shake it up this represents when we are overwhelmed, stressed, upset, and/or overly excited to the point that we cannot see clearly. Our perception becomes cloudy. We can be more "reactive" to life from this place, as opposed to "responsive". It can feel like there is a storm inside which makes us feel unsteady. To help balance and steady ourselves we can practice coming to our senses...literally...by focusing on one of our senses.

Wisdom 2.0 conference

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THERAPY REIMAGINED

BEING TRULY MINDFUL

If you are a psychotherapist looking for ways to bring meditation and mindfulness practices into your therapy practice this is the podcast for you. Curt and Katie, owners of the cool Modern Therapist Survival Guide Podcast and the inventors of The Therapy Reimagined Conference talk with me about mindfulness and meditation – how to incorporate into daily life, considerations for teaching your clients, and the things that therapists can get wrong when using mindfulness interventions!

 
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Meridian Counseling: The Guiding Compass

CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH MINDFULNESS

Sandra Kushner, a colleague and owner of The Guiding Compass Podcast, had me on her podcast talking about practical ways to in cooperate the practice into your day-to-day life and the importance of creating a routine around your daily practice.

 

Yale Street Therapy

When saying sorry isn’t enough: how to make amends

We all make mistakes and often they involve hurting another person. This is part of life – from the time we are born until they day we die, making mistakes will be a part of our life, so what do we do if we hurt someone’s feelings? There’s no shame in making genuine mistakes or admitting our wrong doings, but what if the person you are trying to “make it right” with won’t let you? What if they flat out refuse to forgive you?

 

Good News Network

how to stop the runaway train of anxiety in 4 steps

Anxiety can feel like a runaway train – and when it’s coming, we often tell ourselves a story; we over identify with what’s happening; and unfortunately, this only serves to intensify the speed of the train, rather than slow it down.

 

Evenflow

INtro to Evenflow Anxiety Series

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