Mindfulness Video Resources

A selection of video clips to keep you informed about Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including Mark Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Paul Gilbert, Kristen Neff, Aaron Beck and David Clark.

The Science of Mindfulness

Professor Mark Williams (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University) and Dr Danny Penman discuss the recent scientific advances that have radically altered our understanding of depression and related disorders.

Headspace | Meditation, changing perspective

Learning how to meditate means accepting that our minds won’t go quiet the moment we sit and close our eyes. So if we can’t just clear the mind on-demand, how are we ever going to relax? In this animation Headspace co-founder, Andy Puddicombe likens the practice of meditation to sitting by the side of a road, with instructions to watch the traffic. How do we stop ourselves getting caught up with the thoughts? It’s a question of perspective.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Richard Davidson is a world-renowned neuroscientist who, with an assist from the Dalai Lama, is leading the way to a deeper understanding of everything from memories to happiness.

Mindfulness featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn

Denise Schrier Cetta produces & Anderson Cooper reports on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions. Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is interviewed

Shauna Shapiro: The IAA model on mindfulness

Shauna Shapiro explains what she sees as the three core components to mindfulness: intention, attention, and attitude.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Mark William

You can learn more about the approach Mark Williams teaches and refers to in this video clip via many sources including the books and audio he’s made to teach people, which you can find at http://oxfordmindfulness.org/learn/resources

How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

Author and therapist Paul Gilbert explores how awareness of how our own minds work can help break negative thought patterns and help us to become more compassionate.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of the book “Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind” (William Morrow, 2011).

Dr. Daniel Siegel, Discussing the Science of Mindfulness

Room to Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Meditation’s Impact on the Brain from a Joyful Mind

This is a clip from the feature documentary “A Joyful Mind”.
You can find the full documentary and more information at www.ajoyfulmind.com

Mindfulness Research and Benefits for Managing Depression

Gaelle Desbordes, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School, is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to take before and after images of the brains of depressed patients who’ve learned to meditate. The work seeks to understand the internal brain processes affected by mindfulness meditation training in this population.

4 Steps to Break a Habit | Dr. Judson Brewer

Dr. Judson Brewer explains 4 steps to break a habit. Dr. Judson Brewer, MD, Ph D, neuroscientist, author, psychiatrists nexplains how to be mindful.Dr. Brewer is author of “The Subtle Mind”

A Good Day with Brother David Steindl-Rast

This video, featuring Brother David, a highly-respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Look, listen and be inspired by this powerful message on grateful living.

Sleepcast: Rainday Antiques from Sleep by Headspace

Find shelter from the hectic pace of life in Rainday Antiques: a place so cosy it seems almost to exist outside the normal rules of space and time. Sleepcasts use sound and visualisation to create an atmosphere for healthy, restful sleep. Each one begins with a short wind down followed by a journey through a landscape with its own dreamy atmosphere. Try Rainday Antiques tonight in Sleep by Headspace.

Deep Sleep Meditation from The Mindful Movement

Your mind is one of the most powerful tools available for healing, more powerful than any medication available. As you drift off to a deep, uninterrupted sleep tonight, fill your mind with profoundly healing thoughts and positive affirmations to encourage amazing health and vitality.

Google Talks Videos

Talks at Google began in 2005 as the Authors@Google series to bring innovative authors to speak at Google. The program has since grown to include musicians, filmmakers, chefs, intellectuals, and innovators. The program brings speakers of all stripes to Google for talks centering on their recently published books and to discuss topics capturing the intellectual zeitgeist of the day.

Ted Talks Videos

TED is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event; the annual conference series began in 1990