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MiCBT Workshop with UCSD

Join clinicians from around the world in this unique opportunity to learn more about MiCBT and how this empirically validated intervention would benefit both your personal and clinical mindfulness practice. Date: 24 September 2021Time: 9am – 4pm Timezone: USA/Los AngelesPlace: Online – interactive The Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute – UCSD is hosting a 1-day workshop …

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A beginner’s guide to mindfulness meditation

Regular mindfulness practice is gaining popularity as a way to improve wellbeing. Undertaken correctly and regularly, it can produce positive benefits in the management of stress, depression, pain and other areas of distress, writes Alice Shires, clinical psychologist and director of the UTS Psychology Clinic. What is it? Mindfulness meditation focuses on being in the …

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Resilience Interventions for Smoking Cessation

Participants needed! The Resilience Interventions for Smoking Cessation (‘RISC’) study is using a randomised controlled trial design with adults who are regular smokers and are currently planning to quit. The study will investigate whether training in cognitive, behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches will have an impact on resilience and smoking. Once consented, participants will be randomised …

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The pandemic is worsening negative thought patterns, but with mindfulness, we can help the mind help itself

from Aileen Lalor, special to The Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/article-the-pandemic-is-worsening-negative-thought-patterns-but-with/ It’s probably a bit facile to wonder why our device-dependence has increased as a result of the pandemic (one U.S. survey from last September says average daily screen time for adults has gone from four hours to six). We’re all anxious about what’s going on in the world …

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NEW! Mindfulness Meditation Retreat (for non-therapists)

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat …cultivating insight and wellbeing through guided mindfulness meditation… A residential retreat for health professionals, business and individuals leaders. Are you interested in developing inner resources to address stressful challenges and improving your sense of calmness and well-being? Would you like to cultivate insight and discover powerful life strategies? If so, join us …

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The relative efficacy of mindfulness versus distraction: The moderating role of attentional bias

Shires A 1,2, Sharpe L 1, NewtonJohn TRO 2.  1 School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2 Clinical Psychology Department, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia ABSTRACT This study investigated whether the ability to disengage quickly frompain‐related stimuli moderated the relative efficacy of a mindfulness‐based interventionversus …

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