Mindfulness meditation CD
OHSU # 1505
- Helane Wahbeh, Neurology
This CD contains two twenty minute guided mindfulness meditations that will help you become more mindful to the present moment by focusing on sensations in your body and your breath.
Track 1: Introduction
Track 2: Mindful body scan
Track 3: Mindful slow breathing
Mindfulness meditation, a form of mind-body medicine, has a 5,000 year old known history and has a growing body of scientific evidence for its potential benefits for various physical and mental/emotional conditions. Mindfulness meditation is an attractive therapy because of its low cost, low risk, ease of use, and the ability for the patient to be more engaged in treatment.
Mindfulness is described as paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Paying attention on purpose means being aware of your intention for meditation, which sets the stage for what is possible and reminds you from moment to moment of why you are practicing in the first place. Paying Attention in the present moment involves observing your moment to moment experiences both internally within your mind and body and externally, by what you are observing around you through your senses. Paying attention non-judgmentally means bring an attitude of open curiosity, compassion, and kindness for oneself, the practice, and the world. Mindfulness meditation can use many different types of objects to focus on during the practice, like the breath, sounds, or feelings in the body.
Dr. Helane Wahbeh is a naturopathic physician, clinician researcher, and assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon specializing in mind-body medicine. She is currently conducting a study for combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder examining how mindfulness meditation works called "Mechanistic pathways for mindfulness meditation in post-traumatic stress disorder."
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