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There is a story of a woman who went to visit the Buddha. Upon meeting him, she asked “I’ve been meditating every day, I sit alone under a tree for hours. Lately, I cannot find my purpose. I feel lost and lonely all the time. What should I do?”
Dr. Joe Flanders joined guest host Shari Okeke in studio on CBC Radio Noon earlier this month to share strategies for getting some downtime during the summer.
MindSpace’s Dr. Joe Flanders talked about mindfulness with CBC’s Shawn Apel on CBC Radio Noon on Dec 4th, 2017. He also spent time fielding questions from callers. If you missed the show the full audio is now available in the link below.
MindSpace’s Dr. Joe Flanders is interviewed in La Presse about the growing interest in mindfulness in Montreal, how it relates to self-compassion and psychotherapy, and why it made sense to open Présence, Montreal’s first meditation studio.
Self-control is hard. It takes effort to delay gratification—to override your immediate urges for the sake of your long-term goals
Leslie Roberts: The headline reads: “How Childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life.” When we talk about childhood stress, we’re not talking about the most extreme, we’re talking about probably things that happen at your house and back in the day we didn’t realize what parents were doing to their kids, and I would say you know as I always do, parents do the best they can with the tools they have but a lot of toolkits were missing a few tools and as a result kids had some childhood experiences that could be affecting them later on into adulthood and I think that’s a conversation we have to have because a) you could have it and not know it and it could answer some of the questions about why you are the way you are why you react the way you do and b) there is something you can do about it
In this video MindSpace founder Dr. Joe Flanders shows Global’s Kim Sullivan some basic mindfulness techniques to help alleviate stress and achieve inner peace.