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Train to facilitate MBCT programs with guidance from Zindel Segal, one of its co-developers.Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment. This workshop and meditation retreat will lead you through an innovative 5-day intensive training program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression. Facilitators: Zindel Segal PhD C Psych, Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC Location: Ecology Retreat Centre

Train to facilitate MBCT programs with guidance from Zindel Segal, one of its co-developers.Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment. This workshop and meditation retreat will lead you through an innovative 5-day intensive training program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression. Facilitators: Zindel Segal PhD C Psych, Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Evan Collins MD FRCPC Location: Ecology Retreat Centre

At the 2013 Workshop on Mindfulness in Legal Education at Berkeley Law, Angela Harris, Professor at UC Davis School of Law, discusses some of the challenges to diversity in the social justice and mindfulness space.

This video is included in Week 1 of the free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) by Palouse Mindfulness (http://palousemindfulness.com). This video is owned and copyrighted by the Greater Good Science Center (http://greatergood.berkeley.edu) and is identical to the video found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFAsn... except that the closed-captioning has been corrected and Spanish subtitles have been added.

Body Scan (Short) - This is a 20 minute body scan guided mindfulness practice.Dr Hagen Rampes

One of the largest historical statues in the world, China’s Lèshān Grand Buddha has overlooked the Dàdù river for 1200 years. Carved from the side of a mountain, this serene titan is a testament to human artistry and the Anthropocene Epoch. Join Robert and Joe for a discussion of the Buddha’s history, meaning and the overarching theme of humanity’s remaking of the natural world.

About the FellowshipsThis program was sponsored by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and made possible by funding from the Fetzer Institute. The fellowships seek to restore and renew the critical contribution that contemplative practices can make to the life of teaching, learning, and scholarship. At the heart of the program is the belief that pedagogical and intellectual benefits can be discovered by bringing contemplative practice into the academy, and that contemplative awareness can help to create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society.

<p>This article draws on research in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology, and education, as well as scholarship from contemplative traditions concerning the cultivation of positive development, to highlight a set of mental skills and socioemotional dispositions that are central to the aims of education in the 21st century. These include self-regulatory skills associated with emotion and attention, self-representations, and prosocial dispositions such as empathy and compassion. It should be possible to strengthen these positive qualities and dispositions through systematic contemplative practices, which induce plastic changes in brain function and structure, supporting prosocial behavior and academic success in young people. These putative beneficial consequences call for focused programmatic research to better characterize which forms and frequencies of practice are most effective for which types of children and adolescents. Results from such research may help refine training programs to maximize their effectiveness at different ages and to document the changes in neural function and structure that might be induced.</p>
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Deep Listening is a way of hearing in which we are fully present with what is happening in the moment without trying to control it or judge it. We let go of our inner clamoring and our usual assumptions and listen with respect for precisely what is being said.For listening to be effective, we require a contemplative mind: open, fresh, alert, attentive, calm, and receptive. We often do not have a clear concept of listening as an active process; we often see listening as a passive, static activity. In fact, listening and a contemplative mind is open and vibrant yet spacious, and it can be cultivated through instruction and practice. As a classroom practice, deep listening requires that students witness their thoughts and emotions while maintaining focused attention on what they are hearing. It trains them to pay full attention to the sound of the words, while abandoning such habits as planning their next statement or interrupting the speaker. It is attentive rather than reactive listening. Such listening not only increases retention of material but encourages insight and the making of meaning.

Dr. Daniel Cherkin speaks with us today about mindfulness programs impact on back pain.

You're listening to the 19th episode of the Humans 2.0 podcast, solo-series, FLOW! Today's episode is about the most impactful activity I participate in morning and night. Mindfulness meditation of course!

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This documentary explores how neurobiology can explain the value of mindfulness in education. See how children practice mindful living and heartfulness.“Healthy Habits of Mind” was created by filmmaker Mette Bahnsen.

Living mindfully requires that we focus on moments as much as on outcomes. Somehow holding both the telemore lengthening or inflammation reducing benefits of mindfulness practice alongside the reality of a moment by moment noticing with no fixed agenda. Which particular resources support this capacity in each of us and how can we draw on them to transfer the insights from sitting with eyes closed to the encounters we have with our eyes open, engaged and disturbed by the world around us?

These four high school students used their mindfulness practice to battle their experiences of depression. They learned to take pauses to breathe, make friends with the present moment, reflect on and connect to themselves, feel gratitude, cultivate creativity, and discover freedom from their critical inner voice.“Into Light” features the work of Mindful Schools grad, Caverly Morgan at Peace in Schools, and was produced by filmmaker, Julie Bayer Salzman, another Mindful Schools graduate!

We all feel stressed, irritable, exhausted and low at times. This is completely normal. For those of us who suffer from depression, however, what starts as an ordinary bout of low mood can spiral into a full-blown depressive episode.

John Powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, discusses the essence of contemplative training in every day. He speaks of the heart of contemplative practice as understanding its relationship to the larger society, and as a consequence, the healing that can occur through supporting each other.

What is mindfulness? The founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction explains.

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