Mindfulness Meditation

The Therapist MagazineJay Winner article; NEW IDEAS ABOUT AN ANCIENT PRACTICE: NOVEL TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE MINDFULNESS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY published in THE THERAPIST addresses the turning tide in current Western mental health practices. The piece articulates how many mental health professionals are beginning to teach and incorporate into their practices techniques to help a client “take a figurative step back from [his/her] beliefs and thoughts.”

MARC UCLAAnother forward move for Western mental health  is happening at UCLA.  In 2005, UCLA established the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) to investigate, evaluate, and promote “Mindful Awareness.” According to MARC, Mindful Awareness is the “moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences.”  UCLA has had success not only in treating depression and anxiety, but also auto-immune disorders and cancer.  Give the article a read when you get a chance.

3 Responses to Mindfulness Meditation
  1. Ankit
    June 18, 2011 | 5:27 am

    Mindfulness meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners of this art report increased awareness, focus, and concentration, as well as a more positive outlook in life.
    You don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy its benefits. And you don’t even have to be in a special place to practice it.

  2. Richard from How to meditate properly
    August 15, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Thanks for the information on the pdf file. Meditation is the way to go if we want to control our mind.

  3. Alvin from How to Meditate Properly
    October 15, 2011 | 8:24 am

    This is the most difficult part of learning how to meditate properly. The mind is used to continually receive and process information. When your mind is completely quiet, you’ll begin to look into your soul and discover your true self. This is a form of expanding your consciousness.