Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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Episode 089 :: Willem Kuyken :: The ASPIRE Project: Accessibility of MBCT in the U.K. for Depression Relapse Prevention

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 089 :: Willem Kuyken :: The ASPIRE Project: Accessibility of MBCT in the U.K. for Depression Relapse Prevention

Willem Kuyken Willem Kuyken joins us to speak about The ASPIRE Project, focused on accessibility of MBCT in the U.K. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, has promising results in studies of its efficacy as a prevention of recurrence of major depressive episodes. One of the challenges, however, isn’t so much with the program, but accessibility […]

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Episode 088 :: Amy Saltzman :: A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 088 :: Amy Saltzman :: A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions

Amy Saltzman Dr. Amy Saltzman joins us to speak about A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions. If memory serves, being a teenager can be kinda challenging. Going through that may occur before one is introduced to any kind of contemplative practice, but more and more, a […]

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Episode 087 :: David Victorson :: Mindfulness Camping Trips for Youth with Cancer

| May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 087 :: David Victorson :: Mindfulness Camping Trips for Youth with Cancer

David Victorson David Victorson joins us to speak about True North Treks, which does mindfulness trips for teens and young adults with cancer. Take a moment and think about how mindfulness has influenced your life. What was that like for you, how has it changed things? If you’re like me, you probably encountered the practice […]

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Episode 086 :: Linda Lehrhaupt :: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health and Vitality

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 086 :: Linda Lehrhaupt :: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health and Vitality

Linda Lehrhaupt, PhD Linda Lehrhaupt joins us to speak about her book, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health and Vitality. If you’ve taken an MBSR program, you likely learned a lot from your teachers and especially your fellow participants. And you may have been exposed to a lot more that you weren’t […]

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Episode 085 :: Stephen Schettini :: Mindful Lives Podcast

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 085 :: Stephen Schettini :: Mindful Lives Podcast

Stephen Schettini Mindfulness teacher Stephen Schettini joins us to speak about his Mindful Lives Podcast. Mindfulness can have a lot of meanings. In some traditional contexts, there is a long standing history of what it meant once upon a time and still does today… within those religious institutions. But as mindfulness goes mainstream, the meaning […]

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Episode 084 :: Nicole Franklin :: Mindfulness for Children with Learning Disabilities

| April 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 084 :: Nicole Franklin :: Mindfulness for Children with Learning Disabilities

Nicole Franklin Nicole Franklin joins us to speak about the incorporation of mindfulness into the Better Emotional and Social Times or B.E.S.T. program run by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region. Think back to what it was like being a kid in school. Some days good, some days perhaps more challenging. And as I […]

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A Potential Dark Future for Mindfulness

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Potential Dark Future for Mindfulness

This was a recent article from American Yoga School, and it echoed some premonitions I’ve had with the potential near future of mindfulness. So I did a Search and Replace of only three words: yoga = mindfulness poses = meditations asana = embodiment If you’re a mindfulness teacher, what would it be like for you […]

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Interview on The Whole Leader Podcast

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Interview on The Whole Leader Podcast

I was recently honored to be a featured guest about mindfulness in the workplace on Sara Harvey Yao’s wonderful podcast, The Whole Leader. Hope you enjoy listening! The Power of Mindfulness at Work

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Episode 083 :: George Mumford :: The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Peak Performance

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 083 :: George Mumford :: The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Peak Performance

George Mumford George Mumford speaks with us about The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Peak Performance. I remember being not so good at sports growing up, to put it kindly. “Psyching myself out” was what we called at least part of that, over thinking things which took me out of the moment, strangling any flow of […]

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Episode 082 :: Rose Pavlov :: Ivy Child International

| March 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 082 :: Rose Pavlov :: Ivy Child International

Rose Pavlov As mindfulness becomes more common in contemporary society, so is its acceptance as a part of public and private school systems. Children are learning how to observe their outer environment and inner experience, widening the gap between stimulus and response, and making more intentional choices in their words and actions. Along the way, […]

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