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 096 :: Shala Nicely and Jon Hershfield :: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 096 :: Shala Nicely and Jon Hershfield :: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD

Shala Nicely Shala Nicely and Jon Hershfield join us to talk about how mindfulness can help those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Have you ever noticed your mind spinning on a single track? Try as you might, the same thought repeats again and again? I certainly have, and mindfulness has really helped me to notice when […]

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Episode 095 :: Lisa Dale Miller :: Somatic Trauma Intervention

| September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 095 :: Lisa Dale Miller :: Somatic Trauma Intervention

Lisa Dale Miller Lisa Dale Miller joins us to speak about somatic trauma intervention. While mindfulness in a typical program is not necessarily therapy, there are often overlapping ideas and disciplines which may be found in both. The skills one develops in a mindfulness program, for example, build a capacity to notice, to sense both […]

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Episode 094 :: Amanda Johnson :: Letting Go of Perfectionism

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 094 :: Amanda Johnson :: Letting Go of Perfectionism

Amanda Johnson Amanda Johnson joins us to speak about how aspirations of being perfect may not being serving us, in her new book Becoming Enough: A Heroine’s Journey to the Already Perfect Self. Do you ever wrestle with the thought or feeling that you just aren’t measuring up? That there’s a Should Be, and you’re […]

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Episode 093 :: Elana Rosenbaum :: The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 093 :: Elana Rosenbaum :: The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Elana Rosenbaum Senior MBSR teacher Elana Rosenbaum joins us to speak about teaching mindfulness, and her new book The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A MBSR Guide for Clinicians and Clients. Mindfulness programs have started to become quite common in the U.S., and while it’s good to see more accessibility to those who may benefit […]

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Episode 092 :: Janet Solyntjes :: Colorado MBSR Teacher Group

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 092 :: Janet Solyntjes :: Colorado MBSR Teacher Group

Episode 092 :: Janet Solyntjes :: Colorado MBSR Teacher Group Janet Solyntjes Janet Solyntjes speaks with us about the Colorado MBSR Teacher Group. In our last episode we learned about the formation of a community of mindfulness teachers in the Pacific Northwest. In today’s interview, we move to another part of the country, exploring this […]

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Episode 091 :: Laura Martin :: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers of the Pacific Northwest (MBSRPNW)

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 091 :: Laura Martin :: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers of the Pacific Northwest (MBSRPNW)

Laura Martin Laura Martin speaks with us about building a community of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers of the Pacific Northwest (MBSRPNW). If you’re a mindfulness teacher or thinking of becoming one, you may run into some challenges with peer interaction. Not the interaction itself, but simply finding them, locating the community of those fellow teachers. […]

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Episode 090 :: Alex Haley and Alec Gorjestani :: Offering Tree: Web, Registration, and Payment for Your Mindfulness Programs

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Episode 090 :: Alex Haley and Alec Gorjestani :: Offering Tree: Web, Registration, and Payment for Your Mindfulness Programs

One of the most challenging aspects of offering mindfulness programs isn’t establishing a foundational meditation practice, or even progressing through years of training to become a qualified teacher, however difficult those may be. Rather, it’s what you’re not taught in teacher training: the business part. How do you set up a website if you’re not […]

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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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