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It probably seems like everyone you know is into meditation these days. Even your formerly skeptical friends might be on board, and with good reason—it works for a lot of people! At its core, meditation is about breathing and awareness. While meditation has a long and rich history, it’s also a practice that in some ways is based on simplicity. You don’t need anything to do it—just yourself and your breathing. If you’re game to try, there are lots of different approaches to experiment with and explore. The best part is that meditation—whatever kind you practice—has powerful health benefits, especially for those dealing with stress and fatigue (and…who isn't?).

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Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program

Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Lovingkindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric―it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of her students’ FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate―“Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”

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Hypnosis and NLP with Donald Currie, Registered Psychotherapist: The Mental Health Benefits of Empathy and Compassion - Loving Kindness Meditation

In this episode, we will be discussing a mindfulness technique called Loving-Kindness Meditation. This method of meditation assists with developing compassion, both for yourself as well as others. We will discuss the latest research on this style of meditation and the benefits that it provides. You will also have the opportunity to experience a Loving Kindness meditation to assist you in connecting with compassion. *This program is complementary to any other healing work that you are doing. It is not meant to treat or diagnose any emergency medical condition. Please check with your doctor should you have an immediate concern regarding your health and well-being. Do not listen to this program while driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in any activity that requires conscious thought. This program is designed to induce a relaxed state. Do not listen to this program if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, dissociative disorders or have had recent heart surgery. By consenting and listening to this recording you agree that you use the information contained herein entirely at your own discretion. do not listen to this program if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, dissociative disorders or have had recent heart surgery. By consenting and listening to this recording you agree that you use the information contained herein entirely at your own discretion.

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