Day Twenty

DAY 20: Dr Elise Bialylew interviews Mal Huxter

Video Objectives

You’ll learn:

  • How mindfulness can help manage craving and addiction
  • What is the Eightfold Noble Path and how it can guide you towards greater flourishing.
  • A revolutionary way of understanding thoughts that will transform your life.
  • How mindfulness can help with anxiety, low mood, and stress.
  • A key understanding that will transform your life and support true happiness.
About Mal Huxter

Prefer to listen, rather than watch? Click the play button below.

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Your Meditation for today

UNCERtainty Meditation by lori Schwanbeck (20 min)

A Meditation for Children

Peaceful Place with Susan Kaiser Greenland 

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, and families. She played a foundational role in making mindfulness practices developmentally appropriate for young people and helped to pioneer activity-based mindfulness with her first book The Mindful Child. Her second book, Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness games. In addition, Susan has recorded a series of brief guided meditations for grownups entitled Mindful Parent, Mindful Child.

Bonus:  This meditation is available for you to download and keep.

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Managing A common OBstacle: AGitation


Often, when we don't feel like meditating, it's because there is an underlying restlessness or agitation and we don't want to be still. Here are a few suggestions for managing this challenge.

1. When we are really agitated, sometimes meditation might not be what's called for.

It's good to take a mindful pause and ask yourself, "what do I need right now to support me?" It may be that going to the gym or going for a run or walk is a better way to release that agitated energy. While you move, you can practise mindfulness by anchoring your attention to the physical senses or sounds around you. Then meditate at a different time (possibly after you've released some of that energy).

2. When agitation is present, try just doing a shorter meditation.

What usually happens is that, after a few minutes, you're reminded that it actually feels good to meditate and you may feel naturally pulled to meditate longer (or not). Either way, setting a smaller amount of time helps you get past the initial barrier.

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