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This podcast is a collection of mindfulness meditations, stress management tools, emotional regulation techniques and associated practices designed to help you build your resilience and find calmness, focus and relaxation in your busy life. I have collected these practices while teaching mindfulness and meditation in the UK to over 5,000 students. The practices combine to reduce anxiety, worry and stress. These episodes are meditations or techniques only. I will continue to post longer sessions including explanations on the 'more than just mindfulness' podcast.

This podcast is a collection of mindfulness meditations, stress management tools, emotional regulation techniques and associated practices designed to help you build your resilience and find calmness, focus and relaxation in your busy life. I have collected these practices while teaching mindfulness and meditation in the UK to over 5,000 students. The practices combine to reduce anxiety, worry and stress. These episodes are meditations or techniques only. I will continue to post longer sessions including explanations on the 'more than just mindfulness' podcast.
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This podcast is a collection of mindfulness meditations, stress management tools, emotional regulation techniques and associated practices designed to help you build your resilience and find calmness, focus and relaxation in your busy life. I have collected these practices while teaching mindfulness and meditation in the UK to over 5,000 students. The practices combine to reduce anxiety, worry and stress. These episodes are meditations or techniques only. I will continue to post longer sessions including explanations on the 'more than just mindfulness' podcast.

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Episodes

The Modern Mind Meditation

4/3/2019
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The Modern Mind Meditation is a series of meditations designed to help us experience deep awareness of our mind in a comfortable and insightful way. The Modern Mind isn't a separate part of our minds, or our brains, it is the overload of content that continuously fills ever waking moment in the modern world. Much about the mind is a paradox if we compare it to the external world. The way to become aware of your modern mind is to instead become closer to your ancient mind. This aligns...

Duration:00:21:13

The Four Tens Meditation

4/2/2019
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The human stress response is part of our fight/freeze and flight survival system. The stress response elevates blood pressure, heart rate and alters our physiology in a number of ways. A key element of this response is muscular tension. Our body prepares us for the life and death conflict that this system is designed for. Relaxation is the flip side of the stress response. While we are relaxed, we cannot remain in the stress state. Relaxation and stress are mutually exclusive. The human...

Duration:00:07:18

The Destress Meditation

2/16/2019
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The Destress Meditation is an incremental relaxation technique that also has elements of mindfulness focused awareness meditation. The benefits are that you can learn to switch off your stress through relaxation and also connect physiologically to your body.

Duration:00:14:22

Labelling the Thoughts

2/8/2019
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This is the second most popular mindfulness meditation with new meditators. it helps to calm the minds of about 50% of new meditators and is one of the four supporting meditations that I teach to support the following the breath meditation. Labelling is also known as noting and is a regularly taught insight meditation technique. To learn more about the practices on the restful mind, check our our other podcast the 'more than just mindfulness' series.

Duration:00:10:01

Counting the Breaths

1/27/2019
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The counting the breaths meditation is a basic mindfulness meditation. It is traditionally a practice that helps to calm the minds of new meditators and works well in that area for about 50% of students. To learn more about counting the breaths, listen to Session 2 of the Mastering Meditation Series which is Episode 20 of the 'more than just mindfulness' podcast.

Duration:00:10:08

Following the Breath

1/18/2019
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The Following the Breath meditation is at least 2,400 years old. It was first documented in the Pali Canon, an ancient text that describes the life of Buddha. The meditation is described in the Anapanasati suta which is a chapter dedicated to the practice. It is one of the simplest meditations, yet one of the most difficult for the modern mind as it provides opportunities for the mind to wander. In Robert’s other podcast, the ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast, he explains how it works....

Duration:00:09:57

The Meditations of No Meditation

1/8/2019
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The best way to learn to meditate... is to not meditate. These practices, which I learned from the great meditation master Mingyur Rinpoche, when he visited London in 2018, are the ideal way of building a sustainable meditation practice. I have adopted these practices and teach them regularly in my classes. They are almost universally frictionless and massively assists new and experienced meditators. The practices can both be done almost anywhere and any time, bringing a useful...

Duration:00:09:59