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Welcome to the more than just mindfulness podcast.This is a collection of Robert Mitchell’s weekly training sessions on the subjects of meditation, mindfulness, resilience, the mind and life.Robert teaches practices designed to reduce stress, anxiety and worry and promote clarity, calmness, focus and relaxation.These episodes are all live recorded one-hour meditation training sessions run in Bromley, London in the United Kingdom.Robert has taught over 5,000 students since 2013 in over 1,700 training sessions for individuals, groups and organisations.Our busy lives, and our busy minds work against us in the 21st century. To recover our humanity, connection and happiness we need to train our restless minds to be calm and relax.Subscribe to our podcast to hear the one-hour training sessions including fifteen minute talks on the topic of the week, guided meditations, meditation advice and guidance, stress management techniques, emotional resilience tools and explanations of how and why they work for us.If you are just looking for stand-alone meditations, check out our sister podcast: 'the restful mind'.

Welcome to the more than just mindfulness podcast.This is a collection of Robert Mitchell’s weekly training sessions on the subjects of meditation, mindfulness, resilience, the mind and life.Robert teaches practices designed to reduce stress, anxiety and worry and promote clarity, calmness, focus and relaxation.These episodes are all live recorded one-hour meditation training sessions run in Bromley, London in the United Kingdom.Robert has taught over 5,000 students since 2013 in over 1,700 training sessions for individuals, groups and organisations.Our busy lives, and our busy minds work against us in the 21st century. To recover our humanity, connection and happiness we need to train our restless minds to be calm and relax.Subscribe to our podcast to hear the one-hour training sessions including fifteen minute talks on the topic of the week, guided meditations, meditation advice and guidance, stress management techniques, emotional resilience tools and explanations of how and why they work for us.If you are just looking for stand-alone meditations, check out our sister podcast: 'the restful mind'.
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Welcome to the more than just mindfulness podcast.This is a collection of Robert Mitchell’s weekly training sessions on the subjects of meditation, mindfulness, resilience, the mind and life.Robert teaches practices designed to reduce stress, anxiety and worry and promote clarity, calmness, focus and relaxation.These episodes are all live recorded one-hour meditation training sessions run in Bromley, London in the United Kingdom.Robert has taught over 5,000 students since 2013 in over 1,700 training sessions for individuals, groups and organisations.Our busy lives, and our busy minds work against us in the 21st century. To recover our humanity, connection and happiness we need to train our restless minds to be calm and relax.Subscribe to our podcast to hear the one-hour training sessions including fifteen minute talks on the topic of the week, guided meditations, meditation advice and guidance, stress management techniques, emotional resilience tools and explanations of how and why they work for us.If you are just looking for stand-alone meditations, check out our sister podcast: 'the restful mind'.

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Episodes

Meditation, Habits and Building a Meditation Habit

11/27/2019
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Human beings are creatures of habit. To build a new practice such as meditation, it is necessary to do two things. We need to build a habit, and more difficult, we need to intervene in the habits we already have. Intervening in our habits is difficult because they become combined. One habit brings another and this fills our day with a subconscious process I call the Autopilot. The Autopilot consists largely of instinct and habit. Throughout most people’s days in the modern world, control of...

Duration:00:58:46

The Yoga of Meditation

11/5/2019
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The Yoga of Meditation Meditations by Robert Mitchell of the 2020 Meditation Project https://2020meditation.com References: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Satchidananda Bhagavad Gita - Stephen Mitchell Inner Engineering - Sadhguru Supporting Blog Article is on the 2020Meditation.com blog: https://2020meditation.com/blog/f/chapter-6-of-the-bhagavad-gita---the-yoga-of-meditation Support the show

Duration:00:58:16

Meditating for Insight and Clarity

10/31/2019
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Duration:00:56:02

Beginning Meditation, Stress Management and 2020 Meditation

10/31/2019
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Note That: The title of my other podcast, 'The Restful Mind' Podcast will soon be changed to the '2020 Meditation' Podcast. Over 2020, I shall add a new meditation each week as part of the 2020 Meditation Project which is a set of free resources placed online to support a paid training course that will develop over the course of the year as the ideal training to help new meditators build a sustainable independent meditation practice. The website is: www.2020meditation.com I recorded...

Duration:00:37:14

Replacing Worry, Anxiety and Stress with Calmness, Focus and Relaxation

10/13/2019
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In the Modern World, our minds have been captured by a narrative that also runs in the minds of many others around us. With variations, this is true for almost all of humanity. This incessant train of repetitive thought rationalises and justifies and rehearses and reconstructs our pasts, our futures and our life situations. All in an attempt to make sense of it. To try to explain this complexity, we all construct a narrative. This personal explanatory narrative is not helpful for our...

Duration:00:55:31

The Present Moment, The Life Situation and Time

10/7/2019
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This episode is a recorded training session that I ran at a global law firm recently as part of training that I have been giving there since 2014. Exactly what is the Present Moment? What is the continuum of the Life Situation? How can I find my way out of the mashup of the past, the present and the future and into The Present Moment mindfully. Why would we want to extract ourselves from the grip or the Life Situation? Some quotes from the talk on the topic (the first 13...

Duration:00:35:21

The Illusion of Control

9/23/2019
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Visit https://therestfulmind.com/blog for a more readable version. The common narrative is the cultural story which we all share, rooted in folklore, that we use to explain our reality. The common narrative is a fluid construct of our collective consciousness. We also all have a version of this common narrative which is our personal narrative. This is the tape that runs in many of our heads. The purpose of the narrative is to explain our reality and update the set of beliefs we already hold...

Duration:00:55:42

Trataka Meditation, Mindfulness, Focus and Attention

9/15/2019
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This week is an exercise in Focus and Attention. Trataka is a focused attention meditation practice designed to help us build our personal mindfulness while developing our awareness and training ourselves to focus. It helps us to become aware of our focus and our awareness, internal and external. Trataka helps us to become aware of our internal focus and our external focus and the difference between them. Trataka also enables us to become aware that we can move our focus from our...

Duration:00:33:43

Letting Go

8/27/2019
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Much is written about how suffering is anchored by the illusion of permence and a craving for, and attachment to, those things that bring us comfort and pleasure. The response of many ancient cultures to this realisation was to renonouce all material possessions which led to the aceticism of hermits and monks. Other philophical perspectives try to find a middle way (buddhism). What does it actually mean to let go for a meditator and what do we actually do to practice it. In this episode,...

Duration:00:38:56

Mental Models of The Mind

8/10/2019
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#Mindfulness and #Meditation is all about the #Mind. To work with the mind, it helps to have some models of our inner processes. These models need to model the mind in a way that helps our practices. There is too much dogma associated with the mind. Most of it has historical roots and is part of the tangle of our broken cultural narrative that tries to explain our experience while remaining mainly in denial of some of the key elements of our experience such as the mind. Where is the...

Duration:00:53:22

Roberts Meditation and Mindfulness Journey

6/15/2019
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In which Robert explains when and why he began to learn how to meditate, the distractions and diversions on his meditation and mindfulness journey. Robert describes his early meditation practices and the changes of focus that he has taken over the last thirty years of meditation practice. Robert also explains, and guides, his current meditation practice. Meditations are: The Meditation of no Meditation for Sound, The Meditation of no Meditation for the Breath, Following the `Breath,...

Duration:00:59:16

Acceptance - accepting uncomfortable emotions - a practical approach

6/12/2019
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The self-help genre is flooded with a deluge of advice relating to Acceptance. Usually the advisory sentence begins with the words ‘just’ or ‘simply’. These diminish what is the most difficult thing that anyone can do which is to confront their internal reality when it is what is causing them to suffer. In this context, there is no such thing as ‘Just!’. In this episode, Robert teaches, in a 30 minute session, how to actually accept your internal suffering, as a personal experience and in a...

Duration:00:29:55

Freedom from the Modern Mind

5/26/2019
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Most of the content that fills our minds is a reflection of our common cultural narrative. The goods and bads, rights and wrongs, fairs and unfairs that we adopt from what we learn and from trying to interpret the beliefs of our peers. The modern mind then judges, compares, complains, and weaves a compelling narrative (which we often accept unquestioningly) that much of what we experience, often including ourselves, is not good enough. The resulting inner narrative couldn't be more...

Duration:00:53:31

Freedom from the Modern Life

5/11/2019
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The modern life has become an infinite merry-go-round of tasks, work and activities where the goal or destination stays permanently out of reach. Our culture creates an illusion that the only way to stop this is to somehow physically remove yourself from it. This isn’t the case. in this session, recorded at The Mansion, Robert outlines an alternative with an example and appropriate meditations which are: Four-Six Breaths, Character Counting, the Meditation of No Meditation for sound and...

Duration:00:55:11

Meditation the Modern Way

5/4/2019
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In this podcast, Robert explains why he teaches the meditations he does teach and why he teaches how he teaches. There are three key elements of teaching meditation: the teaching methodology, the meditations and the way that new meditators are encouraged to meditate. In this Podcast, Robert provides some insight into his training methodology, how he uses Kaizen, a process of continuous improvement to improve the training and to introduce new practices. He then explains how meditators can do...

Duration:00:58:35

The Modern Mind Meditation

4/26/2019
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In this episode, Robert deconstructs the modern mind meditation and uses it to explain the nature of the mind. The modern mind is ‘the content’ and unfortunately out society confuses this content with the mind itself. Because of this confusion, the focus of science and philosophy remains on trying to work with the thoughts themselves and fails to spend time understanding the nature of the mind itself. This is the reason that meditation is so new in the West, despite being consistently...

Duration:00:54:43

The Wisdom Process

4/17/2019
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Subtitle, the Design, History and Original Purpose of Meditation. The content of our modern minds becomes overwhelming for us. There is so much messaging from so many sources, television, work, the media, advertising, the news, the internet, our devices, our family, our friends, partners and peers. In the modern world, we make a critical, yet understandable error. We confuse the contents of the mind with the mind itself. Thoughts are messages from our mind as it tries to interpret this...

Duration:00:54:21

Mindfulness Meditation for The Modern Mind

4/2/2019
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The Modern Mind is a collection of lists. A list of lists. Each list consists of tasks, priorities, values, desires, jobs, people, memories and so-on. The lists continually revolve in our minds leading to the overload that is all part of the modern life. Imagine what life would be like without this constantly overflowing stream of wants, needs, fears, worries, doubts and other emotionally charged thoughts. Mindfulness is the undistracted awareness of the experience of the present moment....

Duration:00:44:22

Suffering

3/23/2019
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For many in the Modern World, there is an abiding sense that something is wrong with the world. It is difficult to put it into words but it is always there. Any one problem is only ever replaced by the next in the seemingly endless succession of problems to solve, difficulties that may lie ahead, uncertainties, worries, doubts and fears. This intervention of the modern world into what would otherwise be the serenity of our minds is the source of our suffering. Meditation and Mindfulness...

Duration:01:05:17

Gratitude

3/19/2019
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Gratitude in the context of meditation is the word that is used to describe a collection of practices that use positive emotions to help us understand our relationship to the world, and to ourselves and which help us balance our lives in a way that is more helpful for our happiness. In this episode, Robert describes how these practices work and introduces them fully explained as a set of practices that produce great results for the students that practice them. Meditations are: the...

Duration:00:58:18