All Articles: Mindfulness

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Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been few opportunities for mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) facilitators to gather in person to share, learn, and connect. The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing changed that in April with a workshop to convene MBSR trainers in a spirit of renewal.

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Hundreds of people across Minnesota and around the world tune into the Bakken Center’s free Mindful Mondays sessions each week. 

Reframing the New Year’s resolution. Acknowledging and appreciating the good in our lives.

A brief review of the efficacy of MBSR and a summary of the study and findings reported in the November 2022 issue of JAMA Psychiatry: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Escitalopram for the Treatment of Adults With Anxiety Disorders.

An overview of Dan Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness. Application of the Wheel of Awareness as a mindfulness meditation or an in-the-moment awareness practice. 

Cultivating G.R.A.C.E. - a meditative and reflective mindfulness practice that can be used to extend understanding, forgiveness, and compassion, to oneself and others.

While a formal meditation practice is very important, the real fruit of our practice  deepens when we are able to bring it into our everyday lives.

A review of the RAIN practice as a tool to be used as an in-the-moment mindfulness practice when experiencing strong emotions/challenging thoughts, or as part of a formal meditation.

Provide tips for applying mindfulness to listening to and appreciating music, while also promoting the two upcoming Music and Mindfulness events with the MN Orchestra.

Using JKZinn’s 9 Mindfulness Attitudes to cultivate and enhance wellbeing and mindfulness in our everyday lives, and in our relationships