Mindfulness

Apr 15, 2014

Explore why the art of being mindful is now embraced as a means to improve job performance, personal relationships as well as physical and mental health.

Person engaged in a meditation pose.
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If you think of practicing mindfulness and/or meditation as something only Zen Buddhists do you're wrong. Although these practices do have ancient roots, modern research is showing they have multiple benefits, including stress reduction, lowering the heart rate, improving memory, reducing emotional responses and, some say, making practitioners more effective at work.

Guests:

  • Dr. George Dreher, attending psychiatrist with Maine Medical Center
  • Nancy Hathaway, Mindfulness Teacher with the Center for Studying Mindfulness
  • Dan Harris, ABC news anchor, author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story