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Meditation

Set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention.

Mindfulness meditation isn’t about letting your thoughts wander. But it isn’t about trying to empty your mind, either. Instead, the practice involves paying close attention to the present moment — especially our own thoughts, emotions and sensations — whatever it is that’s happening.

Mindfulness originated from ancient eastern and Buddhist philosophy and dates back around 2500 years. The concept of mindfulness was introduced to the western world by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the origin inventor of Mindfulness.

In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts to treat the chronically ill. This program sparked the application of mindfulness ideas and practices in Medicine for the treatment of a variety of conditions in both healthy and unhealthy people.

Mindfulness is a practice involved in various religious and secular traditions—from Hinduism and Buddhism to yoga and, more recently, non-religious meditation. People have been practicing mindfulness for thousands of years, whether on its own or as part of a larger tradition.

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Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Mindful Mama Podcast

Web

Mindfulness For Beginners • A podcast on Anchor

Web

Mindfulness in 8 Weeks: 20 Minutes a Day Program on Apple Podcasts

Michael Chaskalson

Web

June 1, 2016

Podcast with Dan Harris -- Ten Percent Happier

Web

February 21, 2022

The JOY Factor Podcast - Creating a path to joy one episode at a time.

Web

August 17, 2020

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Headspace
May 27, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Headspace Studios, the multi-platform content studio from Headspace, announced today the launch of a new Headspace Channel on Apple Podcasts....
Ultrahuman
January 6, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Global health and fitness platform Ultrahuman officially launched today, ahead of its debut at CES 2021 next week. Ultrahuman is a fitness...
Brian Heater
November 13, 2018
TechCrunch
Five-minute meditation app Simple Habit announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A, led by Foundation Capital. The round brings the developer's total funding up to $12.5 million, following a $2.5 million seed last year. The Shark Tank alum has been kicking since 2016, the result of C...
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