Mindfulness Activity

Aug
09

Mindfulness Activity #144

Loving Kindness Series Day 14 Good Morning. A recent research study indicated a very important benefit of loving kindness practice—reducing unconscious or implicit bias towards stigmatized groups. The study examined a group of people. They measured their implicit bias towards Blacks and individuals who were homeless. Half of the participants in the study were assigned […]

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Aug
08

Mindfulness Activity #143

Loving Kindness Series Day 13 Good Morning. We are exploring the many reasons for practicing loving kindness. Research has found that loving kindness practices increase empathy and compassion for other people and also increase feelings of social connection to others. I think that for many of us, it is easy to feel compassion for others […]

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Aug
07

Mindfulness Activity #142

Loving Kindness Series Day 12 There are so many reasons for practicing loving kindness. Research studies have examined many benefits related to this specific type of mindfulness practice. I hope after 11 days, you are starting to notice some of the benefits personally. For the next few days, I’ll try to highlight specific benefits associated […]

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Aug
06

Mindfulness Activity #141

Loving Kindness Series Day 11 Good morning. As we continue our series on loving kindness, you might be noticing that you have preferences about the type of practice (silent, guided, chanting) or if guided, the person’s voice leading the practice. Generally, part of mindfulness practice is to throw one’s self into the task despite any […]

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Aug
05

Mindfulness Activity #140

Loving Kindness Series Day 10 Good Morning. I’m feeling gratitude today as my power was out for 14 hours and came back on overnight and charged up the laptop so I could write to you this morning. As we continue to explore variations on the Loving Kindness, also known as Maitri or Metta Meditation. When […]

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Aug
04

Mindfulness Activity #139

Loving Kindness Series Day 9 Good Morning! Welcome to Loving Kindness Day 9. This is a very nice Metta Mindfulness Practice guided by Kirsten Johnson. Her instructions are very clear. (12 minutes)… When you are settled and connected to your breath, click the following link: Thinking of Self… May I be Safe May I be […]

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Aug
03

Mindfulness Activity #138

Loving Kindness Series Day 8 Good Morning. Welcome to Day 8 of our Loving -Kindness Series. Please click the following link for a chanted version of the traditional Metta (Loving Kindness) with English translation of each phrase below the Pali phrases (9 minutes). Be Well! Michele

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Aug
02

Mindfulness Activity #137

Loving Kindness Series Day 7 Good Morning. Today will be a whole week of loving-kindess. Have you noticed anything about yourself? Are you more patient? More gentle? For today’s loving kindness practice, we will begin with a few deep breaths in and out. Begin by thinking about something that makes you smile, a person you […]

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Aug
01

Mindfulness Activity #136

Loving Kindness Series Day 6 Good morning! As we continue to practice loving kindness meditations together, today’s exercise is adapted from a practice used by the Fresno Veteran’s Administration. Loving kindness practices have been shown to reduce trauma symptoms in individuals who return from combat with PTSD symptoms. The effects of the practice on PTSD […]

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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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