Mindfulness Off the Cushion

Mindfulness Off the Cushion

Mindfulness is becoming more widely practiced around the world because it is scientifically proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, depression — and improve our resilience and overall wellness — and that’s exactly what the world needs right now. We explore what is perhaps the most challenging aspect of mindfulness: being more present in our daily lives and bringing more compassionate awareness to our relationships, ourselves, and beyond.This podcast is sponsored by the Austin Mindfulness Center.

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June 21, 2022 9 min

Season 2 Bonus - Dr Sears guides you through the contemplative practice of bringing compassion to our anxiety and forging a new, healthier relationship with ourselves. 

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In our previous episode of Mindfulness Off the Cushion, we briefly touched on the topic of anxiety as it relates to the many possible symptoms and outcomes of burnout. Anxiety, which is recognized as a chronic illness when diagnosed as a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), deserves its own podcast episode. In this episode, we’ll devote our time together to attempt to define anxiety, identifying three main components: the physical, ...

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Season 2 Bonus - Dr Sears guides you through the contemplative practice of bringing awareness to how we're feeling and what might be stressing us out.

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Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears -  

In this episode of Mindfulness Off the Cushion, we discuss something all of us experience, and most of us want to experience less: stress. 

What is the relationship between stress and burnout? Is there a difference? In what way is stress a form of energy? How much is too much?

We’ll cover these questions and more, while also exploring major symptoms of stress and burnout, how mindfulness can help wit...

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Season 2 Bonus - Dr Sears guides you through the contemplative practice of exploring the areas of your life where you might be feeling stuck.

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May 13, 2022 24 min

Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears -  

We hope you enjoy our season with Dr. Sears and are able to learn more helpful ways to practice mindfulness in your daily walk. Enjoy!

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Season 2 Bonus - Dr Sears guides as through the process of noticing our thoughts with more compassion and space. 

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May 1, 2022 26 min

Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears -  

We hope you enjoy our season with Dr. Sears and are able to learn more helpful ways to practice mindfulness in your daily walk. Enjoy!

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Season 2 Bonus - Dr Sears steps us through what is possibly the most powerful mindfulness exercise we can do throughout our day... the three minute breathing space.

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March 28, 2022 68 min

Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears - (more show notes coming soon)

We hope you enjoy our season with Dr. Sears and are able to learn more helpful ways to practice mindfulness in your daily walk. Enjoy!

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Season 2 Bonus - What is one small thing you can do each day to realign your mind around what matters most to you?  Our special guest for Season 2 leads you in a guided meditation to help you pay more attention to how you can soften the negative influences you have in your life.

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March 13, 2022 56 min

Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears -  In this episode of Mindfulness Off the Cushion, we delve into six common myths of mindfulness: 

  • Myth One: Mindfulness Comes from Buddhism
  • Myth Two: Mindfulness is About Having a Clear, Empty, or Blank Mind
  • Myth Three: When You are Mindful, You Rise Above Your Emotions
  • Myth Four: Mindfulness Makes You Happy
  • Myth Five: Mindfulness Cures Mental Disorders
  • Myth Six: Mindfulness Completely Rewires the Brain
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    Season 2  Bonus - "The feeling of being busy only comes when you’re thinking about what you’re not doing." - Dr. Richard W. Sears

    Our special guest for Season 2,
    Dr. Sears, leads us in a guided meditation around what feeling busy feels like and how we can use mindfulness to alleviate the suffering that often accompanies that feeling. Grounding ourselves in our physical sensations in this present moment can help us when we...

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    Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears - We’re kicking off season two of Mindfulness Off the Cushion podcast - and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be joined by a special guest for the entirety of the season. 

    The mission of our podcast is to provide pragmatic, concise, and practical information for everyday folks who are looking for tools to manage the stress and anxiety of life. We apply mindfulness as a skillset that anyone can lear...

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    February 20, 2022 22 min

    Season 1 Bonus - Lance and Claudio briefly discuss the essential attitude of Generosity, and then Lance leads us through a short guided meditation.

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    Season 1 Bonus - Lance and Claudio briefly discuss the essential attitude of Gratitude, and then Claudio leads us through a short guided meditation.

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    Season 1 Bonus - Lance and Claudio briefly discuss the essential attitude of Letting Go, and then Claudio leads us through a short guided meditation.

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    Season 1 Bonus - Lance and Claudio briefly discuss the essential attitude of Non-Striving, and then Lance leads us through a short guided meditation.

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    Season 1 Bonus - Lance and Claudio briefly discuss the essential attitude of Acceptance, and then Claudio leads us on a short guided meditation.

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    Season 1 Bonus - Lance and Claudio briefly discuss the essential attitude of Patience, and then Claudio leads us on a short guided meditation.

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