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The Mindful15 Podcast helps you learn effective, practical stress management techniques in fifteen minutes per day. We focus on mindfulness, the most effective method for stress management, and we offer a variety of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques so you can build a full stress management toolkit.

The Mindful15 Podcast helps you learn effective, practical stress management techniques in fifteen minutes per day. We focus on mindfulness, the most effective method for stress management, and we offer a variety of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques so you can build a full stress management toolkit.
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Canada

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The Mindful15 Podcast helps you learn effective, practical stress management techniques in fifteen minutes per day. We focus on mindfulness, the most effective method for stress management, and we offer a variety of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques so you can build a full stress management toolkit.

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English


Episodes

Have you ever tried tolerating the intolerable?

8/14/2019
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Episode 99 When you judge a situation to be intolerable, you suffer from the negative emotions you generate. Learning to let go of judgement and relax into unbearable situations can reduce suffering and can put you in a calm place, where you’re better able to take needed action.

Duration:00:08:17

Meditation for fidgety people

8/7/2019
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Episode 98 Have trouble sitting still? No worries, you can still meditate successfully.

Duration:00:16:38

The ups and downs of group meditation

7/31/2019
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Episode 97 Meditating with other people can be both helpful and frustrating.

Duration:00:16:29

Ground yourself and sit solidly, like a mountain

7/24/2019
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Episode 96 Learning to sit like a mountain in meditation can help you generate a sense of strength, solidity, and safety. Sitting as a mountain, you can weather all storms and allow life’s challenges to simply float by like the clouds.

Duration:00:13:34

Why can't I meditate? I'm afraid of what I might discover

7/10/2019
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Episode 94 Resistance to meditation practice can manifest as being too busy, too restless, too sleepy, or too bored to meditate, among other things.

Duration:00:17:54

Why can't I meditate? I'm really bad at it

7/3/2019
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Episode 93 All sorts of things can lead you to conclude you’re not good at meditation, but they’re misleading you. You can meditate. Everyone can.

Duration:00:15:12

Why can't I meditate? This isn’t what I expected

6/26/2019
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Episode 92 Expectations about meditation practice can stand in the way of effective meditation and even cause you to stop practicing.

Duration:00:15:13

Why can't I meditate? I can't stop thinking

6/19/2019
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Episode 91 Many meditators misunderstand the goal of meditation. They believe they’re supposed to banish thoughts from their mind. Nothing could be further from the truth. In mediation, we learn to accept our thoughts without pushing them away and without following them.

Duration:00:11:54

Let the RAIN help you handle challenges

6/12/2019
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Episode 90 Sitting with and accepting strong emotions and reactions is one of the best ways of learning to manage them. RAIN meditation is a practice that teaches you to Recognize, Accept, and Investigate emotions and reactions, and Nurture self-compassion.

Duration:00:15:23

Body scan meditation: Deep relaxation and so much more

6/5/2019
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Episode 89 Have you ever done a body scan meditation? If not, you have to try it. Well known as an effective way to relax, body scan meditation has other benefits, too.

Duration:00:15:12

Catch your negative reactions with a catchphrase

5/29/2019
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Episode 88 Slowly, my mindfulness practice is teaching me to remain calm, collected, and equanimous not matter the situation, but there are still plenty of moments where I need to remind myself to let go of my reactions and relax into the moment. In these situations, I find a catchphrase helpful.

Duration:00:15:11

Dear Monica: Answers to Your Meditation Questions

5/22/2019
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Episode 87 It’s time for another Q & A episode where I’ll answer questions submitted by podcast listeners and my in-class meditation students.

Duration:00:16:26

Stress Buster: Finger Counting

5/15/2019
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Episode 86 It’s time for another stress buster. Finger counting is a useful technique when you need a little help keeping your focus.

Duration:00:14:41

Daily Mindfulness: Consider Your Environmental Impact

5/8/2019
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Episode 85 Twice now I’ve talked about climate change on this podcast. Both times, I focused on how our ability to take action can be impaired by strong negative emotions. I never addressed how mindfulness can guide us toward solutions.

Duration:00:05:52

Mindful Ways to Deal with Difficult People

5/1/2019
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Episode 84 This episode is a last-minute extension of the Compassion Series. I realized after the episode on extending compassion to difficult people, it might also be helpful to talk about mindfulness practices for dealing with difficult people. So, that’s the plan for today.

Duration:00:12:33

Daily goodwill practices help build your capacity for compassion

4/24/2019
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Episode 83 Today we’re wrapping up our five-part compassion series with some ideas for practicing loving kindness and goodwill on a daily basis. Compassion meditation helps you generate feelings of goodwill, but practicing kindness in daily life is what we’re ultimately reaching for and there’s no need to wait.

Duration:00:05:47

How (and why) to foster compassion toward people you don’t like

4/17/2019
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Episode 82 For the past three weeks, we’ve been exploring compassion. We’ve covered how mindfulness fosters compassion, how to make metta meditation easier by starting with someone you love, and how to strengthen your capacity for self-compassion. Today, it’s time to address the toughest part of compassion meditation: generating feelings of loving kindness for people we don’t like. I want to address the value of this practice and to give you another tool that can help.

Duration:00:14:23

Self compassion is just as important as caring about others

4/10/2019
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Episode 81 If you’ve been practicing compassion meditation with me these last two weeks, you’ll have noticed it includes sending wishes of goodwill toward yourself. Today, in Part 3 of our Compassion Series, I’ll discuss self-compassion in more depth and offer you a meditation specifically designed to foster it.

Duration:00:14:01

Fostering compassion? Start with something easy to care about.

4/3/2019
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Episode 80 Compassion meditation can be difficult, so today I’m going to share a simple method for making it a little bit easier.

Duration:00:14:45

Want to be more compassionate? Practice mindfulness.

3/27/2019
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Episode 79 I hope I don’t need to work very hard to convince you that compassion is a desirable thing. Compassion causes you to treat others with respect and help them when they’re in distress. Compassion makes you feel good, because you have fewer negative reactions to others and you get satisfaction from being able to contribute to their well-being. It also helps you solve problems; when you care about others, you opt to partner with them instead of opposing them, and that typically...

Duration:00:15:04