An interview with Rick Hanson
Mindfulness for greater resilience
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In this video you’ll learn:
- A simple, useful definition of mindfulness
- A powerful way of building resilience
- A fascinating perspective on the neuroscience of resilience
- How we can turn passing experiences into enduring positive changes in the brain
- What we know about learning and the brain and how to harness this to our advantage
is a powerful tool that can help you upgrade your inner technology, your mind, to keep up with demands of our increasingly complex world.
I think of mindfulness as a type of fitness training for the mind, that strengthens it to be more focussed, and calm. One of the most powerful ways to develop mindfulness is initially through the practice of meditation.
We begin this one month challenge with a guided meditation that connects us to the body. The body is a reliable anchor to the present moment, whereas the mind takes us into a virtual reality of thinking about the past or the future.
So we start by bringing our attention to awareness of our senses and the body. The mind will continuously pull your attention to your thoughts, and your challenge is to notice when you’ve become distracted, and then simply bring your attention back to the focus of the meditation – sensations in your body.
It sounds so simple, but it’s actually very challenging.
Jump right in and try out your first mindfulness meditation below.
Download your Mindful in May digital meditation journal HERE to keep track of your daily meditation.
Don’t forget to meditate today
A guided meditation with your host Elise Bialylew
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This May you will have access to all of the meditations and video interviews for the entire month of May. To help you continue your practice beyond May, you will get access to 1-2 guided meditations a week for download.
stay on track
mark off your daily meditation here