Dr. Viktor Frankl asserted that to be fully alive, we need to be “conscious and responsible”, which means - be awake, respond rather than react, and be ethical: do the right thing.
Doing the right thing (acting in a life-giving way...and not behaving in a self destructive way and not acting in a way that harms another) starts with being awake, and then acting in a way that’s consistent with our truest and deepest life-giving values.
Dr. Steven C. Hayes (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) posits the enthusiasm that comes from living a life based on values that co-create our lives in more caring, connected and meaningful ways.
Look at the New York Times article below that very nicely explains the basics of mindful meditation, as well as providing guided meditations as examples of how to be still and present throughout our day.
This informative article includes several guided meditations: 1, 4, 10 and 15 minute basic mindfulness meditations, as well as walking meditation, mindful eating, body scan and creative visualization meditations.
Mindful Meditation is good medicine: it can facilitate our “being awake and able to respond”, being aware of what’s important and having the courage to live our deepest values, and thereby live a truly meaningful life.
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HOW TO MEDITATE
by David Gelles
Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, we offer basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. READ MORE
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This workshop addresses ways to maintain and enhance enthusiasm for the healing work therapists/healthcare professionals are engaged in by identifying personal and organizational manifestations of burnout/compassion fatigue and identifying holistic self-care strategies to maintain enthusiasm and compassion. The class information will also be useful to therapists who counsel healthcare clinicians, as well as the general population.
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