The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.  

How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.  

How to change your future: Jeremy Hunter at TEDxOrangeCoast

Inspirational talk from Jeremy Hunter, a personal hero of mine.  He talks about attention and how we can change our future by harnessing the power of mindfulness.

9 Attitudes of mindfulness Jon Kabat Zinn

 Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, talks about the 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness,  how to use them in our Mindfulness practice and daily life.  Having an understanding of these attitudes will really help your practice in the coming weeks.

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Here is the full length Amy Cuddy TedTalk we discussed in class.  Watch this as part of your home practice.

Is the Mind-Body Connection Scientific?

 Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn discuss the science behind the mind-body connection. 

Ten Mindful Movements - Plum Village and Thich Nhat Hahn

Beautiful video with an expanded version of our mindful movements...

Yoga with Adriene: Yoga at your desk

Fabulous little yoga practices to do while at your desk at work or home. For those of you who would like to explore a regular yoga practice I use and would recommend Adriene's home practice videos - she does a great 30 day programme for beginners.

Mindfulness Dissolves Thoughts - Attention Is Left Over

Jon Kabat-Zinn who is the person who developed mindfulness as we know it in the West,  talks about our attitude to our thoughts.  Too many people understand meditation as a way to banish worldly thoughts, but your thoughts will never go away, he says. You've got to observe them like a scientist. 

Ruby Wax in conversation with a Neuroscientist & a Monk

So this is a longer watch if you feel ready for it.  A brilliant discussion during which you will gain a deeper understanding of how & why we react to difficult situations or emotions for example that we are hardwired to look for negativity - the negativity bias.  So lots of brain science and lots of laughs :)

Can Mindfulness Increase Our Resilience to Stress?

 Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn on how mindfulness training can lead to greater resilience to stress.  A deeper understanding of how our mindfulness practice can shift our approach to life's stressors, helping us avoid burnout and chronic stress.

Kristin Neff: The Three Components of Self-Compassion

Kristin, the world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program explains the core features of self-compassion.  This short talk will explain why it is so important to be kind to ourselves and others.

2-Minute Tips: How to Practice Self-Compassion

Kristin offers easy tips for us to incorporate self-compassion  into our lives.  She makes the excellent point hat this is not selfish...when we become more compassionate towards ourselves it is then easier to be compassionate towards others.