TTC Video - The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Bas ed Path to Well-Being
Year : 2014 | Author : Psy.D. Ronald D. Siegel | Publisher : The Great Courses | Course Language : English | Format : PDF | Quality : Originally a computer (eBook) | Number of Pages : 201 | Video Quality : DVDRip | Video Format : MP4 | Video : MPEG4 Video (H264) 640x360 29.97fps 1999kbps | Audio : AAC 44100Hz stereo 125kbps | 12.71 GB
Have you ever noticed that trying to calm down before a high-stakes event? That trying to change troublesome habits can seem difficult or impossible? Or that real fulfillment and well-being can be elusive, despite living a successful life? A surprising number of such complications is due to an inherited propensity of the human brain-our automatic, hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and to anticipate and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this mental hardwiring, traceable to the survival needs of our earliest ancestors, is at the root of many of the psychological and behavioral problems that we face today.
For thousands of years, people have used mindfulness practices-techniques to develop awareness of present experience with acceptance-to deal effectively with a wide range of life challenges. And, a large and fascinating body of scientific research.
But how exactly does mindfulness work, in scientific terms? How can understanding the science and practice of mindfulness improve everyday life? And how can the human brain, Who very effectively give rise to so many of the problems? Now, in the 24 fascinating lectures of The Science of Mindfulness , Professor Ronald D. Siegel, a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, revealing the science of mindfulness in compelling detail and demonstrates its application to the extraordinary range of human problems- Psychological, social, and medical. You'll closely examine the neurobiology involved, leaving you with a clear knowledge of the science of ancient practices that are now profoundly influencing the contemporary world. And you'll learn many practical ways of life.
An Empirical "Inner Science" We are now in the midst of an explosion of scientific research demonstrating that the mindfulness of practice is both the function and the structure of the brain. Numerous studies, using such technologies as EEG and MRI, show which parts of the brain are affected by mindfulness practice, and how these neurobiological changes benefit our minds and bodies. You'll learn the science of mindfulness in topics such as:
Neurobiology and well-being : Learn how, when we are worried or scanning the environment for trouble, our brain activity, tends to the center on the amygdala and the right, prefrontal cortex, whereas left prefrontal cortical activity correlates with happiness, engagement, and contentment. Examine research demonstrating the sustained mindfulness of practice.
Changing brain function and structure : Take a broad look at what neuroimaging technologies. We age.
The science of self-preoccupation : Learn about the human brain's "default mode network," a neural system that is established during stressful thinking about ourselves, centered in the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC). Grasp how mindfulness techniques, dramatically affect the PCC, quieting this hub of self-referential thinking.
A Stunning Range of Applications One of the results of these scientific findings is that the mindfulness of the practice has been adopted in mainstream psychotherapy and many other healthcare settings, showing effectiveness for a stunning range of conditions. You'll learn how to use a variety of mental and behavioral problems that can interfere with leading a rich and fulfilling life, such as Depression : Grasp as we know it, transient and ultimately impersonal events.
Compulsive and addictive behaviors : Learn how mindfulness techniques can dismantle troublesome habits and behaviors by allowing us to "surf" waves of feelings and urges without having to act on them. Chronic pain : Discover the success of mindfulness practices in the treatment of pain, by changing our relationship to moment-to-moment sensations and our thoughts about them.
Stress and other psychological symptoms : Explore the extraordinary results of mindfulness techniques in groundbreaking stress-reduction programs, cognitive therapy, dialectical therapy therapy, and other acceptance-based treatments.
A Useful and Convenient Guide for Practice While this course delves deeply into the neuroscience behind mindfulness, research shows that, like physical fitness, the benefits of mindfulness come from practicing it. With this in mind, Professor Siegel also teaches you a wide array of mindfulness techniques, encouraging and helping you to practice both with him, and on your own. These techniques, several of which are also provided, for enhanced practice, on supplementary audio tracks with the course, include: Breath Awareness Practice a foundational formal meditation practice and one of the simplest ways to calm and integrate the mind and body Loving-Kindness Practice and fundamental practice for the cultivating acceptance, both towards the contents of your own mind and towards others; Mountain Meditation a core equanimity practice, valuable for riding out storms of emotion more effectively; Breathing Together a powerful practice for developing interpersonal connection; 3-Minute Breathing Space a practice in moments of acute distress; RAIN a practice empowering you to be with and investigate challenging emotional or physical states; And Befriending the Changes a meditation on the impermanence of the body, useful for working with the challenges of illness and aging As Professor Siegel makes clear in these lectures, mindfulness, practice, trains, us, to, bring, This mindful awareness, as research, clearly shows, can profoundly change our relationship to all of our experience. And with more than three decades of success, teaching mindfulness practices and exploring their scientific underpinnings with students, clients, and mental health professionals, Professor Siegel is an ideal guide.
Teaching of Uncommon Thoroughness and Depth With a penetrating knowledge of both ancient mindfulness traditions and their modern uses, Professor Siegel reveals the striking intersections between traditional Buddhist psychology and Western cognitive science, showing how mindfulness practices can allow you to perceive the fluid nature of the "self" and the reality of Your own profound interconnectedness with the world.
This playful, caring, and brilliantly designed course in the full view of the impact and relevance of mindfulness techniques in responding effectively to many of humanity's most fundamental psychological and existential problems. Revolutionary in its implications, The Science of Mindfulness shows you how these techniques can radically transform the mind, the heart, and the experience of everyday life.