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8 Weeks to a Better Brain

Posted by marycordelia in Anxiety, Depression, Meditations, Mindfullness

The current issue of the Harvard Gazette has a fascinating article entitled Eight Weeks to a Better Brain that shines new light on the real and measurable positive effects of mindfulness practice. Treatment for depression nyc. It was incredibly gratifying to read this, and of course I immediately forwarded the…

A Buddhist Perspective on Anger

Posted by rachelmcdavid in Anger, Mindfullness

I recently attended a weekend workshop about anger from the Buddhist perspective, and I was reminded of some beliefs that are present in the way I work with clients struggling with anger. One of the things Narayan Liebenson Grady said was “in the arising of anger there can be a…

Longing

Posted by melissadivaris in Depression, Gratitude, Inner Reflection, Mindfullness

Longing, defined as a strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant, can show up in many forms. Longing to be somewhere else, to be with someone else, to be someone else or even perhaps to feel something else. Longing can remove us from the present moment,…

Meditation Produces Brain Change in Just 8 Weeks

Posted by midtowncounselingnyc in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Meditations, Mindfullness, Stress

Implications for Trauma Treatment Need more incentive to meditate? A recent study headed by Sara Lazar and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital documented measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, empathy, and stress after just 8 weeks of daily meditation practice. More specifically, the MR images showed increased grey-matter density…

Inner Landscape Collage

Posted by elenahull in Art and Healing, Creative Exercises, Mindfullness

 This is a creative experiential exercise used for accessing a deeper space within ourselves, to allow space for our inner wisdom to guide our awareness. Preparation: First, collect some magazines that interest you. Flip through the pages and tear or cut out any images that naturally grab your attention.  Let the images…

Gratitude

Posted by Ellen Gregory LMFT in Becomming Conscious, Gratitude, Mindfullness

I had the honor and privilege to attend a Heal the Healers training this past Thursday, sponsored by the Joyful Heart Foundation.*.  Lauren van Dernoot Lipsky, author of Trauma Stewardship, along with Allison Tallis, yoga instructor and wellness practitioner, offered a space for the healers and professionals who work with…