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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

Damned if you don’t: False guilty pleas among exonerees

False guilty pleas increase stigmatization of exonerees and limit their access to services post-exoneration. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public Policy, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Promise for Remote Assessment of Self-Injury: Reliability and Validity of the SITBI-R in both Interview and Online Format

Interview and Online assessment of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors show equal validity and reliability. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychological Assessment | 2020, Vol. 32, […]

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

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 […]

Mindfulness Activity #133

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]