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Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC)
Augsburg University's Center for Wellness and Counseling offers programs and mental health counseling services to support the health and well-being of Augsburg students.
Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. Intended to be used in conjunction with his book (Wherever You Go, There You Are), these four CD-length programs are a valuable resource that meditators at all experience levels can adapt to their specific needs
In a world where our attention gets distracted and diverted at every turn, mindfulness brings it back and stabilizes it where it matters most in the here and now. With Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, Jon Kabat-Zinn leads you with friendliness and care through 10 mindfulness landscapes.
Leading scholars explore mindfulness in the context of contemporary psychological theories of attention, perceptual processing, motivation, and behavior, as well as within a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue with the contemplative traditions.
Helps test-takers reduce tension and gain control of their emotions, using alternative learning strategies to enhance performance and boost confidence prior to -- and during -- a test. A guided imagery session helps you use visual clues to relax when sitting down to the test.
How would your life change if you genuinely accepted yourself, just the way you are? This 3-disc course from Dr. Tara Brach explains how feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. Discover the freedom that comes with kindness and true appreciation of yourself and others.
Combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. (This is an e-book; see the tips in our Access an E-book guide.)
We're in the midst of an epidemic of sleeplessness, with half of adults struggling with insomnia and a host of health risks associated with inadequate rest and sleep. In The Yoga of Sleep, Dr. Rubin Naiman invites us to open the gracious gift each night presents, and return to the deep serenity that lives at our core.
For almost 20 years, Geneen Roth was either on a diet or on a binge every single day, and in the end there was one thing she completely understood: diets do not work. Today she is a bestselling author who leads workshops on breaking free from emotional eating around the world for sold-out audiences. Now, she offers Bite by Bite, her essential step-by-step program to help you determine what you are truly hungry for, and create a healthier relationship with food.
Seven men who are gay or bisexual and suffer from eating disorders talk about the gay male community's obsession with the issue of fat. Experts on eating disorders discuss some of the underlying causes of eating disorders: childhood trauma, internalized homophobia and substance abuse.
Designed by psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek to reduce addictive craving, ease withdrawal, teach potent new relaxation skills, help the body reverse organ damage, restore vitality, increase self-esteem, and reinforce a 12-step program
Designed by psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek to promote feelings of acceptance and forgiveness of self and others; motivate and heal; reduce anger and blame; evoke compassion and empathy; encourage feelings of safety and support; offer a preview of the emotional liberation that comes with forgiveness. With affirmations.
Research-proven, physician-endorsed guided meditation combines healing imagery, powerful music and the most current understanding of the mind-body connection to help you counter the effects of depression. Belleruth Naparstek's imagery is designed to reduce despair and self-hatred; mobilize energy; reduce fatigue; reconnect with inner strength; reduce anxiety; and marshal spiritual support. With affirmations.
This program is designed to help procrastinators put the most effective parts of the brain in the driver's seat and develop the best strategies for getting things done. It features two hypnotic guided imagery tracks, plus a separate track of affirmations. Regular use can help listeners break large goals into manageable tasks; sharpen focus and concentration; clearly visualize the completed goal; increase feelings of confidence; and form healthy, well-timed work habits.
Four-section program designed by psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek. The first exercise alleviates anxiety; the second promotes a powerful sense of peace and protection; the third is a soothing, walking meditation; the fourth is a positive affirmation.
Meditations designed for repeated listening by psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek. Intended to reduce isolation, terror, shame and despair; restore a sense of inner goodness, hope, growth, purpose and meaning; and replenish self-esteem and a sense of spiritual connection and protection. With affirmations.
The classic book that New York Times bestselling author Larry Dossey called "a valuable guide for anyone wishing to find greater exuberance and fulfillment in their life," The Chemistry of Joy offers a unique blend of Western science and Eastern philosophy to show you how to treat depression more effectively, and what you can do today to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this.