Awareness of Breathing (20 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

In this core meditation practice, we direct attention to the sensations associated with breathing as our bodies inhale and exhale. This practice is a powerful tool for grounding in our experience of the present moment. Other breath practices like Breath Counting and...

Listening Meditation (21 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

Listening meditation is included in our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. It's a great practice for looking at preferences,conceptualization, and how easily our mental habits can "drive the bus" of perception and evaluation. In Listening Meditation we...

Body Scan (30 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

The Body Scan is a mindful tour through your body. This practice deepens awareness of the body, strengthens attention, and supports a more grounded, present-centered feeling for life. The Body Scan can also reveal stresses and emotional issues that you haven't become...

Three Anchors (20 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

In strengthing the ability to be present and grounded, "anchoring" attention with felt present-moment experience is deeply helpful. While many practices do this using breath as the object of attention, the anchoring meditation helps you explore other options such as...

Loving-Kindness for Ourselves (14 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

Loving-kindness stengthens the natural human desire that you and others be well. A core part of our Mindful Self-Compassion program as well as other compassion cultivation programs, loving-kindness meditation uses a combination of imagery and language to open the...

Affectionate Breathing (19 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

The practice of Affectionate Breathing is a core Mindful Self-Compassion practice. This practice "warms up" the core mindfulness practice Awareness of Breathing by bringing elements of self-kindness and inviting a feeling of being nurtured by the breath. Affectionate...

Compassionate Body Scan (38 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

The Body Scan is a mindful tour through your body. This practice deepens awareness of the body, strengthens attention, and supports a more grounded, present-centered feeling for life. The Body Scan can also reveal stresses and emotional issues that you haven't become...

Giving & Receiving Compassion (20 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

This core meditation for our Mindful Self-Compassion program connects compassion practice with a feeling of equanimity. Loosely based on the Tibetan Buddhist Tonglen meditation, Giving and Receiving Compassion involves inviting the feeling of receiving all that you...

Stress: Gateway to a More Meaningful Life ~ Catherine Duffy

Stress. We all deal with it on many levels and in many forms every day. Whether in our homes, at work, with family members or partners, sometimes it feels as though stress follows us around like an ironclad shadow. I had always heard that stress is bad for the human...