"Natural Mindfulness" with John Astin

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"Natural Mindfulness" with John Astin

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From the Audio Set: 2008 IONS Teleseminars

John Astin, co-director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group, talks with host Marilyn Schlitz about bringing attention to attention. In this engaging dialogue Marilyn and John explore the distinction between two approaches to mindfulness and consciousness training in general, "deliberate" or "intentional" mindfulness on the one hand and "effortless" or "natural" mindfulness on the other. John suggests that we do not need to change any state of mind, even if it is not a peaceful one. Simply observing the state and not fighting it, allowing and accepting it will make us less likely to resort to a condition, habit or substance abuse.

Publication Date
Publication Date: 
2/20/2008
Length
Length: 
1:07:07
Topics
Topics: 
Psychology
Relationships & Family
Spirituality
States of Consciousness
Transformative Practices
Keywords
Keywords: 
attention
mind
mindfulness