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Video: Mindfulness Practices to Improve Wellbeing

This presentation was part 6 of a 7 part series given at Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013. It describes how and why mindfulness practice has the power to improve health and well-being. Mindfulness practice allows us to live fully in the moment, which allows us to liberate ourselves from rumination and anxiety. Former […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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How Does Mindfulness Improve Health and Well-Being? Part 1

Two studies by neuropsychologist Richard Davidson, one conducted with MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2003 and another with fellow neuropsychologist Antoine Lutz in 2008 demonstrated that mindfulness capitalizes on neuroplasticity, leading to anatomical and physiological improvements in the brains of long-time mindfulness meditators. One of the great health values of mindfulness practice is that it […]

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Video: Train Your Mind / Mindfulness Practice

Train Your Mind / Mindfulness Practice

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What is mindfulness?

Wearing a 128-channel geodesic sensor net, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard sits in a soundproof room and talks with Dr. Richard J. Davidson. Why Is Mindfulness A Valuable Practice? One of the great values of mindfulness practice is that it helps us become aware of habitual and problematic behavior. Once we become aware of our behavior, […]

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Who Gets Well?

 What science studies the effects of mind on immune function? Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) researchers explore the relationship of cognition and emotion to nervous, endocrine, and immune system functioning. This field was born in the early 1980s when new technology allowed researchers to make the amazing discovery that throughout the body, there are nerve receptors on immune […]

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