GPP EP # 17: How to Get Started With Meditation (Easy Method)

How to Get Started With Meditation (Easy Method)

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

GPP EP # 16: 8 Ways to Deal With Your Cognitive Biases

How to deal with your Cognitive Biases (8 Ways)

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. 

Learn how to deal with such unconscious cognitive biases in this episode of the Growth Philosophy podcast.

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.

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GPP EP # 15: Cognitive Bias and Invisible Racism – How It Affects You, and Others

Cognitive Bias and Invisible Racism - How It Affects You, and Others

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.

A GPP EP # 14: Beginner’s Guide to Meditation – What It Is, Is Not, and Why It Is Good for You (Research-backed)

A beginner's guide to meditation

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.

Episode guide:
  • 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
To learn more, listen to the podcast.
Full list of the researches referenced in the podcast:
  1. 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/
  2. https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Alterations_in_Brain_and_Immune_Function_Produced.14.aspx
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S105381190900004
  4. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~agyurak/Szeatal_E_2010.pdf
  5. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/#1f51d33e1465
  6. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758
  7. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24395196
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24107199
  10. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758
  11. http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en