with Ronald D. Siegel
Online Class

The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

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Overview

Expand your mind, heal your body, and forge new possibilities for living! Join Professor Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., and discover how the practice of mindfulness can radically transform the mind, the heart, and your experiences of everyday life.

Details

  • beginner
  • 29 episodes
  • 14h12m

Included in this Class

1. Why Mindfulness Matters
34m

1. Why Mindfulness Matters

Begin by exploring the nature of mindfulness practice as a means of developing awareness with acceptance of our present experience.

2. Our Troublesome Brains
31m

2. Our Troublesome Brains

Discover how our brains are evolutionarily predisposed to psychological distress. Learn about the human "negativity bias" and how our tendency to both anticipate and avoid pain leads to problems.

3. Informal, Formal & Intensive Practices
31m

3. Informal, Formal & Intensive Practices

Mindfulness, like physical fitness, must be developed through regular and sustained practice. In this next lesson, find out how to cultivate mindfulness during daily activities such as bathing or driving.