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Posts Tagged ‘Mindfulness’

The Mindbus Technique: A Visualization for Defusing Negative Thoughts

The mindbus technique is an exercise often practiced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The basic idea is to imagine yourself as the driver of a “mindbus” and to imagine your thoughts as passengers riding this bus with you. This is a great way to become more mindful of your thinking, while at the same […]

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The Power of Moving Slower

I often find that the people who make the most mistakes in life are the ones who try to move too fast. They also happen to be the most stressed, anxious, and distracted. Focus is about moving slower. It’s about taking your time and doing every single action deliberately and consciously. It starts with paying […]

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Too Much Awareness Can Be a Bad Thing

Every now and then it’s good to step back and reflect on ourselves and the state of our lives, but too much awareness can be a bad thing too. Our minds are exposed to massive amounts of information in any single day – and our conscious minds aren’t designed to handle all that information at […]

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The Wisdom of Body Awareness

Body awareness is any form of awareness that is directed toward our physical appearance, movement, and sensations. There are many different ways a person can improve their body awareness through different forms of meditation. For example, a “breathing meditation” focuses on the sensations of breathing, a “walking meditation” focuses on the sensations of walking, and […]

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How to Savor the Moment: Scientific Ways to Increase Pleasure in Your Life

Finding pleasure in life plays a very important role in our happiness. For some this may seem obvious. Of course happiness is about “feeling good” and experiencing positive and pleasurable experiences. The more pleasure, the better. How can that not be the case? For others this may seem despicable. Seeking pleasure is indulgent and selfish. […]

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