A Positive Practice

Summary

Below are brief videos that:
Demonstrate ‘mindful’ practice;
Explain how to use it for stress management and breaking a self-defeating habit.

Learning to be ‘mindful’ is the first step in managing your moods.  Dr. Kabat-Zinn founded the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class. Below is a quick sampler.

The full MBSR course is given at many universities. Another option is to take the ONLINE Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course – from the convenience of your own home and at your schedule!

Breaking an old habit!

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.

It’s never too late to start!  It’s proven … Just 8 minutes of daily practice will change your brain, for good. See more interesting studies from the American Mindfulness Research Association.

Practicing the mindfulness technique is ‘Step 1’ for practicing other Cognitive-Behavior  techniques you learn in CBT.

 

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