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Mindfulness in the IEP

It's back to school and back to practice! Students in all groups of the IEP have had their first session of meditation this week and it was very successful. I find that each year it becomes easier to teach the new groups of students, students respond well to these...

Weekly Mindfulness–Awareness Meditation Gathering A Public Open House Tuesday evenings 16:30 - 17:45 Weekly Mindfulness–Awareness Meditation Gathering by ACAM at Traidhos in Mae Rim A perfect introduction to mindfulness–awareness meditation, as well as opportunity to...

Applying Mindfulness in Natural Spaces

The magic of a class of ten year olds keeping still discovering for themselves in the stillness about what life is all about is special, even exotic, as suggested by Pablo Neruda’s poem, Keeping Still. This mindfulness is not inactivity, rather a time of heightened...

The Morality of Meditation

By DAVID DeSTENO MEDITATION is fast becoming a fashionable tool for improving your mind. With mounting scientific evidence that the practice can enhance creativity, memory and scores on standardized intelligence tests, interest in its practical benefits is growing. A...

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Meditation progress in the Intensive English Programme: Keeping it traditional, don't reinvent the wheel Lately mindfulness in the classroom is a popular topic, and it's easy to see why. We've become so inundated with technology that most of our minds are racing a...

Over nearly four decades, Ellen Langer’s research on mindfulness has greatly influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It reveals that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on...

Vitality: The Benefits Of Meditation

“It’s a basic human practice — a human practice not owned by any organization or tradition, a practice that people can engage in no matter what their background,” Timothy Quigley, executive director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, told Medical Daily....

7 Mindfulness Tips for Happiness at Work

So many people are miserable at work! Millions, it turns out. No matter what the "work" is -- corporate leaders, cashiers and food service employees, entrepreneurs -- we're a culture of misery when it comes to work. And the costs of that misery are high indeed, both...

Can mindfulness make you happier?

Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are hot trends in clinical psychology right now. What’s all the buzz about? Mindfulness refers to a state of mind characterized by awareness and attention in the present moment, and by an accepting, curious, and non-judgmental...

Mindfulness and Happiness

Although mindfulness has only recently been embraced by Western psychology, it is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga. Mindfulness involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now...

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