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#42: Two Mindful Tips, & Guided Meditation

This episode covers two ways that mindfulness can help you reduce stress followed by a brief guided meditation. **Important Announcement** This Saturday, April 4th from 1:30 pm-3 pm EST,  I’m going to provide a FREE  mini-mindfulness retreat to help you reduce stress.  The retreat will be held on ZOOM and you can REGISTER HERE This workshop will benefit beginners and experienced meditators.  In this workshop, you will...

#41: Calming Fear and Anxiety with Meditation

This episode explores the use of a concentration meditation called soft belly. With this meditation, you breathe in slowly and deeply through the nose and exhale through your mouth. As you exhale, allow your belly to soften and relax. Breathing in this way may be comfortable at first or you may find it to be unfamiliar. Practicing this meditation regularly will make breathing in this way feel more natural. This meditation can help you feel more relaxed and quiet down your thinking. 70-80% of people find benefits the first time, even when they are going through loss or major illness or traumatic event. Practicing for just 10 mins will help your body relax, slow your heart rate and many find an improvement with sleep,...

#40: Guided Meditation for Healthcare Workers

This is a 5 minute guided meditation for healthcare workers. Right now it's easy to keep a fast pace, and hard to slow down with so many people needing help. However, it's vital to pause and take a mindful breath when you can. I have deep gratitude to all of the nurses, doctors, therapists and all other medical professions who are on the front lines of this crisis. May you all find strength, hope, courage, and safety as you serve humanity. Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show on 10 other platforms or subscribe through Apple Podcasts below. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app...

2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast: Mindfulness, Counseling & Meditation

Please listen to my interview on the 2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast with Terrie Reeves and Cel Smart. This show is packed with insightful comments and questions from Terrie and Cel and provides a peek into their own personal journeys. You don’t want to miss it! We cover: ✅ The primary reasons people seek counseling ✅ How mindfulness is integrated into therapy session ✅ How to apply mindfulness in daily living ✅ Best practices for starting a meditation practice and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and much much more. Local Counseling and Meditation Support If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation Meditation and...

#39: Calming Anxiety with Meditation

. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting about 40 million Americans.  While there are many effective treatments for anxiety, only about 36% of those with anxiety actually seek treatment.  While there are many approaches to help manage anxiety, this episodes explores how meditation can help you calm anxiety.  Jude shares a personal story about how meditation helped him calm down in the midst of a recent moment of panic.  This episode also includes a guided meditation. While meditation can be very helpful in managing anxiety, sometimes we need direct support.  If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation I recently released...

#38: Mindful Connections

This episode explores how you can use mindfulness to make more meaningful connections with yourself and others.  We look at the impact and prevalence of loneliness in our society and practical steps that we can take in order to connect with one another.  We look at the some of the challenges that people may face when they are managing depression or mental illness and the importance of listening and supporting each other. Following the talk there is a guided meditation with a focus on gratitude. Please be sure to tune in to WBTV’s Dedrick Russell for his next Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body & Soul - It airs on Oct. 24th from 7-8PM and can be viewed live at wbtv.com/live - My portion of the...

#37: Finding Peace in the Midst of Stress

 This episode is going to explore how we can stay mindful in the midst of stress.  You’ll learn effective strategies that will help respond to stress instead of being emotionally reactive.  Some of the skills included will be grounding techniques, walking meditation, self soothing and mindful observation.  These skills can be used to help calm the body and mind when stress has become overwhelming.  Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. I will be providing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction this Fall through the Charlotte Center for Mindfulness and the orientation will be on September 9th at 630pm.  To learn more follow the link MBSR ORIENTATION Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show...

#36: Mindfulness Based Counseling

This episode is going to explore the use of mindfulness and meditation within counseling sessions. This show discusses the difference between feelings of sadness and clinical depression and how mindful inquiry is used in therapy.  Following the talk, a guided meditation is provided. The release of this episode marks exactly 1 year of the A Keen Mind podcast!  Thank you all for listening and helping this show be listed in the top 25 mindfulness podcasts of 2019 by Feedspot.  Below is a link to Feedspot's article featuring the A Keen Mind show. https://blog.feedspot.com/mindfulness_podcasts/ I will be providing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction this Fall through the Charlotte Center for Mindfulness and the orientation will be on September 9th at 630pm.  To learn more follow...

#35: Mindful Living, Reflection & Meditation

This episode looks at how we can use mindfulness and reflective questions to help us undo the strong pull within us to move away from being vulnerable.  Asking important questions and reflecting on what matters most in our lives can put us in touch with our intrinsic values.  When we are in touch with what really matters, were not consumed with competing with others, but in pursuit of living.   Following the talk there will be a guided meditation.  I started the A Keen Mind Podcast almost 1 year ago and I am proud to announce that this show has been listed as one of the Top 25 Mindfulness Podcasts of 2019 by Feedspot.  This would not be possible without all of you who listen to...

#34: Slowing Down & Being Mindful After Work

This episode will explore how mindfulness can help you achieve a state of flow. Most of us have been in a flow state before, where we performed a task with such intense focus that all our mental chatter fell away and we become completely consumed with the activity at hand. Being in a state of flow helps us find more enjoyment in life. In this episode I will cover 3 specific strategies for developing a flow state. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. ...