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Can Mindfulness Help Cops with Stress and PTSD?

Can Mindfulness Help Cops with Stress and PTSD?

The PTSD crisis among U.S. soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan is well known, but could PTSD also be rampant among the cops who patrol our streets here at home? Brian A. Chopko, a tenured associate professor in the sociology department at Kent State University, cites data pointing to high levels of trauma in […]

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Mindfulness Coach Trains UCLA Volleyball Teams

Mindfulness Coach Trains UCLA Volleyball Teams

As the UCLA women’s beach volleyball team battled for the NCAA title last May, player Izzy Carey used a new skill to stay in the game—mindfulness. “It was a high-pressure situation on every play, so just being focused and doing what I could in that moment really helped me mentally,” she said. During the regular […]

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Fighting Opioid Abuse with Mindfulness—and M.O.R.E.

Fighting Opioid Abuse with Mindfulness—and M.O.R.E.

The CDC statistic is hard to fathom—about 30,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2014 alone. Addiction to heroin or the likes of oxycodone or fentanyl is rampant across the country, which is part of the reason public health officials are now urging doctors to steer more patients toward non-drug interventions. Could mindfulness be part […]

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Recent Podcasts

Episode 078 :: Dr. Judson Brewer :: Eating Mindfully

Episode 078 :: Dr. Judson Brewer :: Eating Mindfully

Dr. Judson Brewer Dr. Judson Brewer joins us to speak about eating mindfully with the Eat Right Now app. Chances are today, yesterday, and just about every day of your life you’ve eaten. Chances are also good that most of those dining experiences were done while not entirely aware of the process; like me, you […]

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Episode 077 :: Patricia Lynn Dobkin :: Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators

Episode 077 :: Patricia Lynn Dobkin :: Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators

Patricia Lynn Dobkin Dr. Patricia Lynn Dobkin joins us to speak about her new book, Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators. Teaching mindfulness can be a very challenging activity. Introducing it to various contexts requires a deep understanding of that environment, the attitudes and perspectives of the potential participants, and an elegant […]

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Episode 076 :: Tara Healey :: Mindfulness-Based Learning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Episode 076 :: Tara Healey :: Mindfulness-Based Learning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Tara Healey Tara Healey joins us to speak about developing a world class mindfulness program in the corporate world. When you attend a mindfulness program on your own, perhaps MBSR or MBCT, you will probably find yourself in a heterogeneous group of fellow participants. Everyone is there from a different background, and for different though […]

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Can Mindfulness Help Cops with Stress and PTSD?

Can Mindfulness Help Cops with Stress and PTSD?

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The PTSD crisis among U.S. soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan is well known, but could PTSD also be rampant among the cops who patrol our streets here at home? Brian A. Chopko, a tenured associate professor in the sociology department at Kent State University, cites data pointing to high levels of trauma in […]

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Episode 078 :: Dr. Judson Brewer :: Eating Mindfully

Episode 078 :: Dr. Judson Brewer :: Eating Mindfully

| November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr. Judson Brewer Dr. Judson Brewer joins us to speak about eating mindfully with the Eat Right Now app. Chances are today, yesterday, and just about every day of your life you’ve eaten. Chances are also good that most of those dining experiences were done while not entirely aware of the process; like me, you […]

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Episode 077 :: Patricia Lynn Dobkin :: Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators

Episode 077 :: Patricia Lynn Dobkin :: Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators

| November 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Patricia Lynn Dobkin Dr. Patricia Lynn Dobkin joins us to speak about her new book, Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators. Teaching mindfulness can be a very challenging activity. Introducing it to various contexts requires a deep understanding of that environment, the attitudes and perspectives of the potential participants, and an elegant […]

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