Getting started with meditation can be hard. Lots of beginners find it challenging to meditate. But it doesn’t have to be. Want to learn about how you can easily get started with meditation in the next few minutes, even if you’ve never practiced mediation before? Then stick around, because that’s what we’ll talk about (and more) in . today’s episode Episode highlights Here are a few things you will learn in today’s episode: 3 key benefits of meditation 2 key insights that can make or break any habit you want to develop The easiest way to get started with meditation (even if you are new, or have struggled in the past) What the most popular meditation app is How to get started in the next 5 minutes (for free) Questions? Comments? Submit them here in the comments, or on my twitter. Topics: how to meditate, meditation, meditation guide, beginner’s guide, introduction, relaxation tips, mental health, self care, self care, self improvement, self development, personal growth, personal development, podcast Your cognitive biases can result in discriminatory behaviors, as well as harmful behaviors, without you even knowing. Yes, despite your best intentions, you might be unconsciously sabotaging yourself. What you will learn: How your cognitive biases can be bad for you 8 ways you can avoid and counteract cognitive biases How your thoughts are often not ones you consciously choose What moral dialect is And more…. Stop your unconscious biases from sabotaging you. Listen to today’s episode to learn how. Questions? Post them in the comments section below. Did you know that you might have discriminatory beliefs without you even knowing?! Learn more about such invisible, unconscious beliefs (cognitive biases), their impact, and exercises to demonstrate the result, impact (and more) in this episode of the Growth Philosophy podcast. What you will learn: What are cognitive biases How you might be biased without knowing My personal experience of discrimination/racism What 95% of people said when they were asked to imagine a typical drug user (research) What thinking well is (not) about Post your questions & comments here, or on my twitter. Note: There is a blooper! But since the aim is to do one-take shows, it’s left there. What do you think, does it make any major impact on the podcast, and your enjoyment of it? Let me know.
You’ve heard that mediation is good for you. Ever wondered why? Or whether these benefits are just hearsay or genuine verifiable benefits? How about whether what you’ve heard about meditation is really fact or myth? If you have ever wondered about any of these and want to learn more, then listen to this podcast, because those are the things that you will learn about in this talk. 01:30 – 5 main myths about meditation (+ myths debunked) 07:28 – What meditation actually is (goals of meditation) 08:59 – 5 Scientific reasons why you should meditate (benefits) 15:42 – A key insight on getting started with meditation 17:36 – How to improve your understanding + Next steps Full list of the researches referenced in the podcast: http://ccare.stanford.edu/article/jazaieri-h-mcgonigal-k-jinpa-t-doty-j-r-gross-j-j-golden-p-r-2013-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-compassion-cultivation-training-effects-on-mindfulness-affect-and-emotion/ https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Alterations_in_Brain_and_Immune_Function_Produced.14.aspx https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S105381190900004 http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~agyurak/Szeatal_E_2010.pdf https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/#1f51d33e1465 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758 https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24395196 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24107199 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758 http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en It is important to have a personal favourite. Why? And how to discover your personal favourite? That’s the topic of today’s talk. Listen to this episode of the Growth Philosophy podcast to learn more. Learn how one mental exercise can help improve your self-esteem and confidence levels, as well as improve the overall quality of your life. Listen