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Jul
31

Mindfulness Activity #135

Loving Kindness Series Day 5 Good Morning, As we continue to practice loving kindness, please click the following link and follow along with this guided loving kindness meditation led by Jamie Zimmerman… https://www.sonima.com/meditation/loving-kindness-meditation/ Happy Friday! Michele

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Jul
30

Mindfulness Activity #134

Loving Kindness Series Day 4 Good Morning! Emma Seppälä is the science director for the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. They do amazing research that includes mindfulness practices. She has consulted to Google and to many other companies. Please practice along with her as she leads this loving kindness […]

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Jul
29

Mindfulness Activity #133

Loving Kindness Series Day 3 Good Morning. Here is today’s guided loving kindness meditation… Be well! Michele

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Jul
28

Mindfulness Activity #132

Loving Kindness Series Day 2 Good Morning. Today is day 2 in our series on loving kindness meditation. Please click the following link and listen to Dr. Pearl Hilliard lead this guided Metta Mediation: If you want the words in front of you or cannot access the link, here they are… May you be Safe […]

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Jul
27

Mindfulness Activity #131

“All You Need Is Love” By now, if you have been practicing with these email blasts, you will have developed a bit of experience with a wide variety of mindfulness practices. I’ve decided that for the rest of the summer, it might be useful to get deep practice with one specific practice. In 1967, the […]

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Jul
27

Practice Beyond the Room – Creating Services That Expand Our Influence with Annie Schuessler

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks to Annie about creative ways to take our work as counselors outside of the traditional counseling room. They discuss Annie’s move from practice to coaching, the process of creating services that provide more than traditional therapy can accomplish, and the interplay between making money and making a difference. PresenterAbout [...]
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Jul
27

Capacity to classify feigned symptoms of mental illness and/or cognitive impairment using the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology

Specific cut-off scores used in prior research to classify individuals as faking did not work particularly well, suggesting that further research is needed before the Rare Symptoms [RS] and Symptom Combinations [SC] scales of The Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS) can be used in applied settings. This is the bottom line of a recently […]

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Jul
26

Mindfulness Activity #130

Loving Kindness to Help With Equanimity Good Morning. We have been discussing the importance of equanimity-being firmly rooted, calm, and yet connected-even in painful or difficult situations. Mindfulness practices that emphasize noticing and paying attention to present experience develop our capacity for equanimity. This may involve observing and describing a peanut, and also includes noticing […]

By Amber Watkins | Mindfulness Activity
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Jul
25

Mindfulness Activity #129

Equanimity and Attachment Good Morning. As our world continues to be intense and chaotic, developing and maintaining equanimity can be challenging. Equanimity can be defined as mental calmness and composure even in difficult situations. It is the quality of being present in the world without getting swept up in things or becoming reactive. It is […]

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Jul
24

Mindfulness Activity #128

Mindfulness for Better Sleep Hello. I have been informing you all about specific benefits associated with particular types of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness practices like many we have been doing have been shown to improve the quality of sleep. Have any of you noticed any changes in sleep? Like physical exercise earlier in the day, practicing […]

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Jul
24

A National Survey of Child Forensic Interviewers: Implications for Research, Practice, and Law

Child forensic interviewers often want, find helpful, and have access to pre-interview information about the child, alleged abuse, and disclosure. This information might help interviewers facilitate conversations with reluctant children and generate alternative hypotheses, but it also has the potential to compromise the accuracy of children’s reports. This is the bottom line of a recently […]

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Jul
23

Mindfulness Activity #127

One Second Mindfulness Good Morning. Those of you who know me may think that I am proposing a one second mindfulness in order to fit more things to do in my life or to make you fit more into yours. Not true! It’s also not true that one second mindfulness means only one second of […]

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