Meditation is one method to help offset the adverse effects of stress. Today, on Thrive! – The Living Well Show, Trudy Goodman, founder of InsightLA, discussed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the benefits of meditating. David Pohlman PhD, Co-Director of the Los Angeles Transcendental Meditation (TM) Program, explained the difference between TM and MBSR, and Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) shared information about research findings related to mindfulness meditation. All three guests discussed different ways to meditate and the benefits of each.

For more information about meditation or the programs mentioned in the program visit:

InsightLA – http://www.insightla.org

MARC – http://www.marc.ucla.edu

Transcendental Mediation – http://www.losangelestm.com

Mindful Valley – http://www.mindfulvalley.org

Labyrinth walks (walking meditation) take place on solstices and equinoxes at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino – http://www.hsrcenter.com

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