Posts by Ted Meissner

Practice Circle: Body Scan

Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 14th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to…

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Episode 103 :: Kimberly Carrière :: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Weight Loss

Kimberly Carrière Kimberly Carrière joins us to speak about Mindfulness-based interventions for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. If you’ve taken a mindfulness-based program, you’ve likely encountered the raisin exercise, in which you engage all of your senses with playful curiosity in the full process of eating. This is explored further with having an…

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Episode 102 :: Carol Horton :: Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System

Carol Horton Carol Horton joins us to speak about Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. Offering programming of all kinds within the criminal justice system runs into difficulties, and those challenges are even larger when there’s an accompanying misunderstanding about them. Yoga, for example, does not necessarily conflict with an appropriate separation…

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Episode 099 :: Jennifer Howd :: Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat

Jennifer Howd Jennifer Howd joins us to speak about her book Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat. Going on retreat can be one of the most transformative, fun, interesting, and difficult things a meditator may do in their lifetime of contemplative practice. You encounter pain, continuous thoughts, overwhelming emotions, sometimes…

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Episode 098 :: Nicholas T. Van Dam :: Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation

Nicholas T. Van Dam Dr. Nicholas Van Dam joins us to speak about the recent paper “Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation”. Several years ago, thanks to the kindness of a friend, I was fortunate enough to be included in a gathering sponsored by the Mind…

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Episode 097 :: Inger Burnett-Zeigler :: Mindfulness with Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Women in Chicago

Inger Burnett-Zeigler Inger Burnett-Zeigler joins us to speak about her teaching of mindfulness to socioeconomically disadvantaged women suffering from clinical depression in Chicago. You may have noticed that there is a particular challenge faced by teachers of mindfulness programs, and those they teach. The problem is this: much as we may want to offer our…

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