Posts by Ted Meissner

Episode 116 :: Chris Noone :: Sham Mindfulness and Critical Thinking

Chris Noone Researcher Chris Noone joins us to speak about his latest paper studying the effects of mindfulness on critical thinking, and to talk about the need for active controls in mindfulness research. As many of you long time listeners know, I’m a big fan of good science and critical thinking, as well as mindfulness…

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Episode 115 :: Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno :: Mindfulness and the African Prisons Project

Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno Inma Adarves-Yorno joins us to speak about Mindfulness and the African Prisons Project. Mindfulness is still relatively new to prison systems, with many hurdles to overcome in delivering the practice to those living in conditions of extraordinary suffering. Our guest today shares her experiences in bringing contemplative practice to inmates, and how they…

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Episode 114 :: Adam Lueke :: Mindfulness and Implicit Bias Reduction

Adam Lueke Researcher Adam Lueke joins us to share his findings on how mindfulness can reduce implicit bias from his paper, Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Implicit Age and Race Bias: The Role of Reduced Automaticity of Responding. Much of formal meditation practice as it’s done in secular mindfulness involves noticing, and receiving whatever is present in…

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Practice Circle May 27th, 2018: Hindrances to Meditation

Amy Balentine When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, May 27th, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll explore the Five Hindrances in meditation practice, guided by Amy Balentine Click here to join our free video conference group Sunday night. We all experience obstacles or difficulties in meditation, which can…

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Episode 112 :: Lori A. Brotto :: Better Sex Through Mindfulness

Lori A. Brotto Lori A. Brotto joins us to speak about Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire. Let’s do a thought experiment together. Imagine that you’re missing your sense of taste, and perhaps smell. Many people do have some challenge with one or more senses, either some reduction or perhaps complete absense…

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Practice Circle May 13th, 2018

When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, May 13th, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll explore one of the Attitudes of Mindfulness described by Jon Kabat-Zinn for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The attitude we’ll be discussing is that of Trust, and how it plays a role in contemplative practice.…

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Episode 111 :: Barbara Larrivee :: A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments

Barbara Larrivee Barbara Larrivee joins us to speak about A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments: Applying the Science of Mindfulness and Happiness. As many of the guests on this podcast have shared, mindfulness doesn’t begin and end on the cushion. That time for dedicated practice isn’t a replacement for what is brought to the rest…

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Episode 110 :: Emma Frowine :: Mindful Eating Summit

Emma Frowine Emma Frowine joins us to speak about the upcoming free online Mindful Eating Summit. Many of you have participated in the raisin exercise. For many this is a first taste — forgive my word choice — of mindful eating. With it you engage all of your senses, expansively receiving the perhaps surprising variety…

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Episode 109 :: Dana K. Lewis :: Mindful Veterans Connection

Dana K. Lewis Dana K. Lewis joins us to speak about Mindful Veterans Connection. Today we’re continuing our exploration of mindfulness in the military, talking about a group reaching out to help veterans. Dana K. Lewis’s first experience with meditation was in 1966 when he went to and fell in love with Japan, exploring Nichiren…

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