Do you know what Russell Simmons, Kourtney Kardashian, and Arianna Huffington have in common? It may not be anything you’d expect: besides being celebrities, they’re all practicing mindfulness mediation. Mindfulness has taken modern Western culture by storm, and it’s not just for celebrities. From hospital-based outpatient programs to the classrooms of public schools, and from cooperate boardrooms to the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it appears there are no limits to the applicability of this practice.
As mindfulness meditation is garnering more and more attention, psychologists, coaches, and therapists are also taking note. For those suffering with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and many other conditions, mindfulness practice can be profoundly helpful. As it grows in popularity, more and more scientific studies are conducted which provide compelling evidence proving the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation for those affected by mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, among others. But what is mindfulness really about? How does mindfulness meditation work? And, most importantly, how can it change us and the way we interact with the world?
We’ll answer all these questions, and more, in our comprehensive mindfulness meditation guide. Check out the following links to learn more about:
Miles Neale, Psy.D., is a NYC-based Buddhist psychotherapist, Assistant Director at Nalanda Institute, and Clinical Instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Integrating Western clinical approaches with Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, he empowers clients through insight-oriented talk therapy and meditative skills. Teaching mindfulness and compassion practices, he conducts meditation research at Weill Cornell and shares expertise on the BBC World Service. Neale's mission is to foster well-being, altruism, and creativity, offering healing techniques based on neuroscience and health psychology.