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More than just mindfulness

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Welcome to the more than just mindfulness podcast.This is a collection of Robert Mitchell’s weekly training sessions on the subjects of meditation, mindfulness, resilience, the mind and life.Robert teaches practices designed to reduce stress, anxiety and worry and promote clarity, calmness, focus and relaxation.These episodes are all live recorded one-hour meditation training sessions run in Bromley, London in the United Kingdom.Robert has taught over 5,000 students since 2013 in over 1,700 training sessions for individuals, groups and organisations.Our busy lives, and our busy minds work against us in the 21st century. To recover our humanity, connection and happiness we need to train our restless minds to be calm and relax.Subscribe to our podcast to hear the one-hour training sessions including fifteen minute talks on the topic of the week, guided meditations, meditation advice and guidance, stress management techniques, emotional resilience tools and explanations of how and why they work for us.If you are just looking for stand-alone meditations, check out our sister podcast: 'the restful mind'.

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Trataka Meditation, Mindfulness, Focus and Attention
This week is an exercise in Focus and Attention.Trataka is a focused attention meditation practice designed to help us build our personal mindfulness while developing our awareness and training ourselves to focus.It helps us to become aware of our focus and our awareness, internal and external.Trataka helps us to become aware of our internal focus and our external focus and the difference between them.Trataka also enables us to become aware that we can move our focus from our internal experience to our external experience and also that we can gain a balanced awareness of our internal and external experience.Meditations are:Trataka meditationSound meditation and experiencing the present moment.Support the show
Letting Go
Much is written about how suffering is anchored by the illusion of permence and a craving for, and attachment to, those things that bring us comfort and pleasure. The response of many ancient cultures to this realisation was to renonouce all material possessions which led to the aceticism of hermits and monks. Other philophical perspectives try to find a middle way (buddhism). What does it actually mean to let go for a meditator and what do we actually do to practice it.In this episode, Robert’s advice and guidance and the practices he teaches are rather simple.The meditations have no name but are designed to help the students to experience the release of the complexities of the modern world.Support the show
Mental Models of The Mind
#Mindfulness and #Meditation is all about the #Mind.To work with the mind, it helps to have some models of our inner processes. These models need to model the mind in a way that helps our practices.There is too much dogma associated with the mind. Most of it has historical roots and is part of the tangle of our broken cultural narrative that tries to explain our experience while remaining mainly in denial of some of the key elements of our experience such as the mind.Where is the education about the mind? Where are the conversations that help us to express our inner experience with our peers, our families, our colleagues? Speaking about the mind has become taboo.To break this taboo we must have a way of discussing the mind that is universal and that is helpful.The Mental Models of The Mind that I teach are all of these things. We can notice and experience our inner processes without becoming mired in unhelpful religious or scientific dogma.In this podcast, Robert describes the models he uses and we practice some techniques that enable us to see the mental models working as a way of describing our common experiences.Meditations: - Following the breath - One of Robert's personal Pranayama exercises - Counting the Breaths - Labelling the ThoughtsSupport the show
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Started
Aug 27th, 2018
Latest Episode
Aug 27th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
38
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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