Mindfulness as Dialectic

The dissonance we feel around the apparent contradictions we encounter in life can cause much of our suffering when we are resistant to it. Taking a dialectical approach to our mindfulness practice can help us open to all of life's apparent contradictions and find greater freedom.
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Mindfulness of Reactivity

The practice of mindfulness can help us reduce emotional reactivity by allowing us to meet challenging or enticing experiences with a more open and nonjudgmental attitude, calming the nervous system, weakening the conditioned response over time, and giving us greater access to higher thinking and wise decision making.
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Mindfulness of Mistakes

The practice of mindfulness can help us view our mistakes with kindness and self-forgiveness, acknowledging they are an essential component of learning and growth.
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The Science of Mindfulness

The biological science behind the benefits of mindfulness meditation is showing us why it can be so effective in reducing stress and anxiety and revealing the brain mechanisms underlying them.

Mindfulness and Immune Response

More and more research is emerging indicating mindfulness is correlated with a healthy immune response - something worth paying attention to in the time of pandemic.