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Mindful Relations
mindfulness, san diego, stress-reduction, meditation, couples therapy, family therapy, youth
mindfulness, san diego, stress-reduction, meditation, couples therapy, family therapy, youth
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Nowadays, much hope is put into neuroscientific efforts to penetrate the brain in order to understand and cure #trauma, but almost nothing is heard about the political and social root causes of #PTSD and #TBI. The U.S. government’s latest plan to increase military spending made me think about this dangerous shortcoming. http://www.mindfulrelations.org/trauma-brain-hidden-cause/

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Is mindfulness about the past, present, or future?

Is #mindfulness about the present, past, or future? People writing and doing research on mindfulness meditation are often not aware of the controversies that surround this practice in Asian #Buddhist history. Evidently the cultural context in which mindfulness is practiced today in hospitals, corporations, or even the military is very different from the one in which the historical Buddha developed this practice about 2500 years ago. http://www.mindfulrelations.org/mindfulness-controversy/

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 I used to be convinced that I’m not a good meditator or that I will never be able to be fully mindful. Then I found out that this was largely the case because the instructions I used were counterproductive. For a long time I thought that I have a “monkey mind” that can never be still and calm. In some respects I do, but things are a bit more complicated and interesting. There is hope for anybody who cannot calm one’s inner chit chat by force. In an open and experience-near form of mindfulness having a “monkey mind” or being easily distracted and driven by seemingly random thoughts and feelings is not an obstacle but an entry point into exploration, insight, and more knowledge about ourselves and our worlds.

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It's time to meditate in the New Year. Read this article to learn about the positive effects of meditation on your physical, emotional, and relationship health.
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