Positive Psychology Program

8 DBT Worksheets (PDF) + 12 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills

14 Mar 2017
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an interestingly named treatment. With no prior knowledge of what it is, it would be hard to figure out what it is a treatment for! If you’re as lost as I was when I first heard the term, then you’ve come to the right place. In this piece, you will lear
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history of mindfulness

History of Mindfulness: From East to West and From Religion to Science

13 Mar 2017
Here at the Positive Psychology Program, we have been discussing several different aspects of mindfulness for the past few weeks. In particular, we have explored various ways to learn about mindfulness, practice it, and even  study the art of teaching mindfulness to others. But where
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Meditation health benefits

The 23 Amazing Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Body and Brain (+ PDFs)

06 Mar 2017
If you’ve been following this blog, you know that there are countless ways to apply mindfulness in your everyday life. You have probably also noticed that there are tons of benefits of practicing mindfulness regularly. Although we’ve talked about these benefits in a few other places,
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relationship good and bad reactions

How Does Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT) Work?

01 Mar 2017
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. It may seem confusing at first, but ACT paired with mindfulness-based therapy offers clinically effective treatment. After all:  Running aw
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Top 50+ Best Mindfulness Books (Reviews, PDF's and Recommendations)

Top 50 Best Mindfulness Books (Reviews + PDF’s)

24 Feb 2017
Mindfulness is exploding in popularity in Western culture. Countless resources are now available on the topic, and it can be hard to know where to start. This article provides a wide-ranging collection of books relating to mindfulness. Whether you’re looking to mindfulness as a way to
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MBSR Techniques: 8 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercises

MBSR: 25 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercises and Courses

19 Feb 2017
We all deal with stress on a daily basis, whether we’re old or young, large or small, lofty thinkers or practical doers. Even the most practiced meditator and the yogi who radiates peace experience this inevitable aspect of the human experience. “Reality is the leading cause of stress
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mindfulness apps

Top 20 Mindfulness Apps For Meditation, Eating & Awareness (+ Reviews)

14 Feb 2017
As smartphones become more and more ubiquitous in today’s world, questions arise as to how they affect mindfulness. For example, a few years ago the Huffington Post published an article entitled “Mindfulness vs Smartphones” pitting the two against each other. Some people clearly belie
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mindfulness training

32 Mindfulness Trainings, (Online) Courses, Programs, Workshops & Degrees

13 Feb 2017
Mindfulness interventions, like positive psychology itself, are focused on bettering peoples’ lives no matter what their situations are. As positive psychology is interested in increasing the well-being of all people, it makes sense for positive psychology to include mindfulness inter
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gratitude meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Videos, Exercises, Books and Courses (+PDF)

08 Feb 2017
Whether you have just heard of mindfulness meditation for the first time, have already begun dipping into mindfulness meditation recently or have been practicing mindfulness meditation for years, here are a few more resources relating to the subject. From mindfulness meditation videos
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measuring mindfulness

11 Mindfulness Questionnaires, Scales & Assessments For Measuring Awareness

08 Feb 2017
Mindfulness has been a popular topic at the Positive Psychology Program, with frequent pieces on what mindfulness is, how it has been incorporated into therapy, and ways to practice mindfulness for adults, children, and teens. For some people, it can take a lot of time and effort to u
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TedTalks on Mindfulness

The 7 Most Inspirational Mindfulness TED Talks

08 Feb 2017
Mindfulness is the state of mental calmness, often achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment and accepting any feelings, thoughts, and sensations. Regular practice enhances your overall health and reduces stress levels significantly. These videos delve into the science
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What is MBCT? + 28 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Resources

07 Feb 2017
The thoughts, feelings, and emotions that we experience every day shape the nature of our reality. “Our life is what our thoughts make it” –Marcus Aurelius Countless hours have been spent debating and discussing the implications of quotes like this from Roman Emporer and philoso
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mindfulness kids

25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens (+Tips!)

03 Feb 2017
Mindfulness can boost the quality of our lives in numerous ways. “In today’s rush, we all think too much—seek too much—want too much—and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle What does mindfulness do to spark “the joy of being” that Tolle r
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mindfulness techniques, exercises and interventions

22 Mindfulness Exercises, Techniques & Activities For Adults (+ PDF’s)

18 Jan 2017
People who meditate are happier, healthier, and more successful than those who don’t. The amazing benefits of practicing meditation and mindfulness are available to everyone who has the time to practice these skills. If you have already tried meditation, mindfulness or other positive
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Positive mindfulness programme

The Positive Mindfulness Programme (PMP) With Itai Ivtzan

04 Dec 2015
If I had to make a list of topics that positive psychology students ask most about, mindfulness would be somewhere near the top. In fact, mindfulness interventions are one of the most popular subjects for dissertation students researching in positive psychology. I took students’ inter
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