There’s a lot of exciting things going on with mindfulness these days – lots of confluence of personal, philosophical, and scientific discovery about the plasticity of the brain, the mind-body connection being more than a loose link, and how various disciplines – writing, poetry, yoga, meditation, nia, dance, parenting, therapy, healing arts, art – share similar abilities to facilitate our ability to engage fully with life and with each other.
Some of interest today:
Mindfulness healing cancer patients – my post for the UVA Blog about MBSR at our hospital
Embodied writing – posts at the intersection of writing and mindfulness – this woman is so interesting!
Mindfulness and different kinds of therapy – a very accessible blog
Elephant Journal – this post is about the ego – this site is chock-full of awesome articles
And here’s a list of poetry books used in mindfulness trainings at UCSD
I also recently learned about Emotional Brain Training, a program that uses mindfulness-type techniques based in scientific work to help people find the present moment and thus lose weight, shed stress, etc.
And of course, there’s the work of Tara Brach, Dan Siegel’s Mindsight, Gabor Mate, attachment theory, etc.