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  • 01:01

    Mindfulness, Stress and Parkinson's Disease

    in Health

    This radio program focuses attention on mindfulness, stress and Parkinson's disease. One of the founding faculty members of Duke Integrative Medicine,Jeffrey Brantley, MD was trained in mindfulness as a resident in psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Brantley was elected as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 and is currently a faculty member at Duke Medical Center.


    As Dr., Brantely explains on his website www.calmingyourangrymind.com 


    "Mindfulness is not just for priests, monks or nuns, and it isn't a religion.Mindfulness and meditation are for anyone who wishes to practice them. You don't have to be anything special. Meditation practice is a way of remembering and reconnecting with the basic intelligence and goodness all human beings have."


    Dr. Brantley is the author and coauthor of a number of books on mindfulness including Calming Your Angry Mind and Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind with Wendy Millstine

  • 00:35

    Mindfulness Meditation and Parkinson's

    in Health

    My guest is Bob Stahl, Ph.D. who answers the question "What is mindfulness?" and discusses how mindfulness would help living better with Parkinson's. As explained on his website [www.mindfulnessprograms.com]:


    "Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what’s happening in the present moment. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly doing or experiencing in your body and mind, you’re being mindful."


    Dr. Stahl founded 7 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers throughout the San Francisco bay Area and currently directs programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos. He serves as a Senior Teacher for the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Training. Dr. Stahl is a co-author of "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook",  "Calming the Rush of Panic" "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety", "Living with Your Heart Wide Open" and other marvelous books.

  • 00:30

    What are 6 Scientific Stress Reduction Techniques? - Stress Buster Secret #48

    in Health

    Stephanie Stanfield, Ph.D., stress expert and energy therapy practitioner, shares her vast experience and research of health, healing and stress management into an entertaining and educational format. 


    To begin lowering your stress, listen to what the most serious stressor are and find out:



    Let's review what the 5 major stressors are.
    What do you do when your contract is complete and you aren't ready to move?
    Are you living in the movie Groundhog Day?
    Can the subconscious be a major stressor?
    How does it get any better than this?


    Are you curious as to what you can do to feel more energized, be more efficient, feel happier, and have the changes you choose in your life? Spend some time with Dr. Steph and enjoy the journey to a healthier and more purposeful life!

  • Margaret Cullen : Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook

    in Health

    Margaret Cullen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)Teacher and was one of the first ten instructors to be Certified by the Center for Mindfulness.  For 20 years she has been pioneering mindfulness-based programs in health care, education, business and academic settings. In 1995 she helped launch the first MBSR program at Kaiser in Oakland, and later collaborated on a revised manual for the entire northern California region. She introduced MBSR to the Cancer Support Community (CSC) in both Santa Monica and Walnut Creek, California where it still thrives, 20 years later. Margaret continues to facilitate support groups, teach mindfulness programs and offer workshops on forgiveness at CSC in Walnut Creek.

  • 00:32

    Mindfulness In A Hectic World, Pt 2 with Shelley Pernot

    in Self Help

    The body of scientific evidence continues to grow, and the facts keep telling us that mindfulness leads to better health, wealth, and relationships. Join Angela as she interviews Shelley Pernot in part 2 of Mindfulness In a Hectic World. Shelley will explore meditation in more detail, and you'll get more tips to increase mindfulness, as well as learn about mindfulness blocks.

  • 01:52

    Mindfulness, Madness & Alchemy of Personality/Union of Isis & Thoth

    in Spirituality

    Ira Rechtshaffer, Ph.D. in Buddhist studies has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for 40 years.  He studied Zen Buddhism in Japan for four years and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1976.  Also a psychotherapist for 25 years, integrating spiritual vision with psychological process in an effort to return "soul" to the helping relationship, what better person to chat with us about the relationship between mindfulness and madness.  Ira will will share how money, food and sex factor into mindfulness and explain the "wisdom of no escape".  We'll delve into the cultural factors shaping the Buddha's message in the West and the alchemy of personality.  Ira will also share his wisdom on the importance of "befriending our demons" and if this is different from the Christian version of demon. 


    Normandi Ellis returns tonight to discuss her newest book, The Union of Isis and Thoth. Clairvoyant, astrologer, author of 13 books, and Archpriestess of Isis in the Fellowship of Isis, Normandi and I will also discuss her many trips to Egypt, stealth shamanism, Sekhmet, shamanic flight and carrying your temple within.  Hear us discuss our experiences doing ritual in Egypt and receiving messages from the Divine.


     

  • 01:00

    Practicing Mindfulness With Shelley Pernot!

    in Health

    TWU Radio welcomes Shelley Pernot to the show!  Shelley is a leadership development expert, life coach, and founder of True North Development.  Shelley joins the radioshow to explain the importance of mindfulness in our everyday lives.  She shares tools that can help us get a grip on being in the present moment and how this practice enhances our existance. 


    To learn more about Shelly, check out her website: http://www.truenorthdevelop.com/.

  • 00:36

    MINDFULNESS on TimetoPlay.com's Empower Half Hour

    in Motivation

    Join our discussion 646-200-0848!  This week's topic:  MINDFULNESS -- Join Doreen Guma, Certified Life Coach, and Jackie Demeri Costello, LVCYT, Time to Play professional and author of Animooves as we discuss this very important topic for a better life


    We'll talk about proactive things each of us can easily do to make every day better, and to motivate and to empower ourselves and each other. The whole idea in this podcast is people helping people and collaboration equals success. We're all in this together. 


    Empower Half Hour is made possible by the Time to Play Foundation, Inc., a not for profit 501c3 corporation with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life. See ways to "ENJOY LIFE" at www.TheEnjoyLifeProject.org

  • 01:00

    Liberation from Stress

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy (Eppley) Bird speaks with author and coach Chris Saade about the importance of liberating ourselves from stress. This is critical because of the proven medical research that stress is linked to many illnesses and diseases. Mandy and Chris cover three aspects of stress: Stress of Dissemination, Profound Stress, and Failure Stress. They offer practical tools for liberating ourselves from each of these types of stress. Stress of Dissemination is when we are doing too much – trying to meet everyone’s needs. Instead, we must focus on the essential needs that must to be met. Profound Stress is when we are involved in work, projects, organizations, etc. that are opposite to our authentic nature. When we are not in harmony with ourselves, the cost is very high. When we are aligned with our heart and our authenticity we have the best chance for good health. Failure Stress is when we are not accepting our humanity and are fighting against the authenticity of life itself. Creativity happens through waves of failures and successes. Thus, we must have both of these. Failures are guiding stars to our successes. The good news is that when we liberate ourselves from stress we can experience much more joy and pleasure!


    Chris Saâde is the co-director of The Olive Branch Center with his wife, Jessie Thompson, where he teaches courses on engaged spirituality. He has lead more than 200 psychological and spiritual retreats, and continues to serve as a personal Coach for individuals and couples. Chris worked as a licensed psychotherapist for 11 years in private practice specializing in depression and life transitions before migrating into the world of coaching, writing and teaching. He has written 2 books, 2nd Wave Spirituality: Passion for Peace, Passion for Justice and Prayers for Peace and Justice and 2 recordings with Andrew Harvey. www.theolivebranch.net

  • 00:29

    How do I Raise my Vibration? Stress Buster Secret #59

    in Health

    Stephanie Stanfield, Ph.D., stress expert and energy therapy practitioner, shares her vast experience and research of health, healing and stress management into an entertaining and educational format.


    How Can I Easily Change my Negative and Stressful Thoughts?


    Discover 5 of the major issues that are important so you begin thinking thoughts that benefit you:



    What does raising my vibration mean?
    How can I quickly recognize habituated thoughts?
    Have I decided that it is hard to change so I avoid doing anything?
    Can one new thought really make a difference?
    Do my thoughts help me grow (expand) or contract?
    How does it get any better than this?


    Are you curious as to what you can do to feel more energized, be more efficient, feel happier, and have the changes you choose in your life? Spend some time with Dr. Steph and enjoy the journey to a healthier and more purposeful life!

  • 00:16

    Just Breathe... creating clarity through mindfulness.

    in Women

    In every moment we begin again...


    Just Breathe is a retreat for your soul.


    ...gathering together in the space of mindfulness meditation. 


    Welcome Pavitra Ciarvardone...a playful spirit and voice of grace.


    Clarity often comes when we are able to be fully present with what is here now, experiencing life fully through the light of awareness.  How often we spend time recycling the past, or living in the future, causing us to miss the gifts of the present moment, and creating additional stress?  Today we will bring awareness to the breath and body as vehicles to simply being the answer to our own questions, rather than searching outside ourselves.  As a former Respiratory Therapist, and currently a Stress Management and Resiliency Specialist with advanced training through the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine through Massachusetts General Hospitial, Pavitra Ciarvardone will guide us in a mindfulness meditation strengthening the mind, body and spirit for the week ahead.


    This is a gentle reminder to slow down and pause...be still for a moment. Connect to your spirit for guidance, light and love.  Through a sacred space of divine interruptions we nurture our soul, clear our mind, and nourish our body... honoring our self-care needs and renewing our spirit.  This show features a beautiful centering experience offered to gently create awareness and connection to the abundant grace present in our lives.  In this beautiful space of stillness and guided meditation, we honor ouselves and the movement of grace. Enjoy a morning meditation...


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