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Meditation and MindfulnessThe benefits of awareness and being in the moment

Mindfulness In Popular Culture"This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away, to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was, hmm? What he was doing.

Mindfulness: A definitionAs Sam Harris puts it, mindfulness is simply a state of open, nonjudgmental, and nondiscursive attention to the contents of consciousness.

Scientific Lens

MBSR techniques were used on a group of incarcerated youth.Results were positive.

Philosophical LensVipassana is an ancient practice

Has been used for centuries to reduce stress and anxiety

Artistic Lens

Creating art and listening to music can improve mindfulness and overall emotional health

ReferencesHeery, M. Mindfulness training for self-regulation and stress with incarcerated youth: A pilot study.Probation Journal, 151-165.Retrieved May 8, 2014, from the Sage Journals databaseStanley, S. From discourse to awareness: Rhetoric, mindfulness, and a psychology without foundations.Theory & Psychology,23, 60-80. Retrieved May 13, 2014, from the Sage Journals database.Meisiek, S. Seeing More and Seeing Differently: Sensemaking, Mindfulness, and the Workarts.Organization Studies, 1505-1530.Retrieved May 8, 2014, from the Sage Journals databaseBean, A. (2012, April 15). ART AND WELLNESS: Creating art for self-expression and healing | The Mindful Word.The Mindful Word. Retrieved May 13, 2014, from http://www.themindfulword.org/2012/art-and-wellness-creating-art-for-self-expression-and-healing/Harris, S. (2011, May 10). Sam Harris.How to Meditate : :. Retrieved May 14, 2014, from http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/how-to-meditate

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