What Types of Meditation are Supported by Science?

If you only have a few minutes a day to dedicate to formal meditation, what type should you engage in? This article addresses this very issue. Highlighted are three types of meditation (including one extra with some compelling evidence) that have shown real benefits from rigorous scientific studies are outlined. Checkout the Losing Stress podcast episode […]

How to Plan for a Successful Poker Trip – Mentally

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Having travelled to play poker on a number of occasions (Prague, Vegas, Monaco, Colombia, Panama, Vienna & Malta) what is abundantly clear from both my own and friends’ experience is that these trips can cause emotional distress. Being in an unknown environment, playing a game of mixed fortunes and being away from friends, partners and […]

What is Gratitude?

What is gratitude?

Gratitude is simply the feeling of being thankful. Recently, practicing gratitude has become popular in the mainstream. That’s because: It’s simple to practice: you just think of objects, situations or people in your life that you are thankful for.   It has many powerful benefits (see below) What are the benefits? Practicing gratitude has a […]

What is it like to do a MBCT Teacher Training course?

MBCT Teacher Training Course Part One

What is an MBCT course? Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is an eight-week mindfulness based program adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR (Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course). It was created to help people who have previously suffered depression and reduce the likelihood of relapse. For this purpose, the program has been shown to be significantly effective in a […]