Meditation

What is Compassion Meditation? (+ Mantras and Scripts)

Compassion Meditation

In Positive Psychology, Compassion is seen as a way to relate to the self and a pathway to happiness. The proven benefits of compassion range from increased well-being, to relief from illness, and improved relationships. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, […]

The History and Origin of Meditation

History and origin of meditation

The French philosopher Michel de Montaigne is quoted as having once said ‘The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.’ Never is this truer in our current, fast-paced society. With so many demands on our time and minds, it takes conscious effort to take […]

Guided Gratitude Meditation Scripts & Mantras (+Gratitude Yoga)

Gratitude Meditation

Meditation, derived from the Latin word ‘meditatio’ meaning “to think, ponder, and contemplate”, is a conscious state of self-awareness, self-reflection, and self-expression. Meditation is a condition of receptiveness to curiosity in which a man or woman effectively develop refinements of reality rather than discernment. This article is about gratitude meditation […]

Positive Daily Affirmations: Is There Science Behind It?

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Self-help books often promote the power of positive affirmations. You, me, and almost everybody in the 21st century have heard of them. But if you’ve never tried them before, the idea can seem incredibly awkward. Telling yourself how awesome you are can seem bizarre, but if that’s all you’re doing, […]

Relaxation Exercises, Techniques, Music and Meditations

Relaxation Exercises, Techniques, Music and Meditations: Let us Help You Relax

You might have had a conversation in which someone told you to: “Take it easy”, or to “Take a chill pill”. After such an exchange, you may have felt a rush of anger and irritation pass through your body. No wonder, these phrases carry a negative connotation, but, the message […]

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR): A Positive Psychology Guide

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR): A Positive Psychology Guide

Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a muscle-relaxation technique that has been used in clinical and non-clinical settings for decades. This article will discuss what PMR is and why it can be therapeutically useful, and will then go on to describe what a PMR session looks like with a step-by-step guide. […]

Mindfulness Meditation Videos, Exercises, Books and Courses (+PDF)

Whether you have just heard of mindfulness meditation for the first time, have already begun dipping into mindfulness meditation recently or have been practicing mindfulness meditation for years, here are a few more resources relating to the subject. From mindfulness meditation videos to exercises, books, and courses, this is a […]

The Power Triangle Of Buddhism, Yoga And Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness, an important aspect of positive psychology, was originally introduced by the ancient teachings of the Buddha. In Buddhism, mindfulness is cultivated through meditation. In modern times, other forms of mindfulness have taken hold. For example, the Hindu tradition of yoga has gained traction as a mindfulness practice that also can […]

The Positive Mindfulness Programme (PMP) With Itai Ivtzan

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If I had to make a list of topics that positive psychology students ask most about, mindfulness would be somewhere near the top. In fact, mindfulness interventions are one of the most popular subjects for dissertation students researching in positive psychology. I took students’ interest for granted until one day […]

10 Reasons Why People Don’t Meditate

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Are you interested in meditation but haven’t started a daily practice yet? Or maybe you think there is no point to it, or are not convinced of why you should do it? People from all walks of life are practicing meditation and mindfulness - executives, health professionals, teachers, celebrities, soldiers, […]