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Greg Sazima MD
Is paying attention to breath difficult in meditation? Focusing on the heartbeat might help with relaxation.
Mother's Day, Memorial Day and Father's Day... holidays of remembrance, and also grief and gratitude. Meditation can help manage the events.
Working on a sustainable daily practice? Besides starting each sitting with three little words, three more at the end can help "bookend" the experience.
Newbies to meditation losing hope over mind going "blizzard" or "fog"? Time for some helpful insights and instruction on the "lost and found" of mindfulness.
Want to set yourself, or those you're assisting, up for a sustainable meditation practice? Start each sitting with three little words.
Helping a patient, student, or yourself to get a sustainable meditation practice going? Think "time" and "space."
Is your patient's intense experience too "hard to hold"? Time to take a breather.
Meditation can help patients, and their caregivers, manage tough moments.
For helping newbies in meditation, prepping them on losing attention is as important as on keeping it.
The "sales pitch" might start with a respectful invitation.
A mindful listicle for the pandemic-fatigued.
Some "peacetime" is breaking out after a long stretch of tension and uncertainty. But relief has its own challenges. How do we process "good" change?
Healthcare pros know mindfulness works. So why don't we fit it in? Here's a look at the struggles and the benefits, for clinicians and patients.
Your Mindfulness Toolkit (est. 2021): A new blog with practical tips on meditation for healthcare professionals, psychotherapists, educators, and... meditators.
Greg Sazima, M.D., is a psychiatrist, faculty at the Stanford/O'Connor Family Medicine Residency Program, and author of Practical Mindfulness: A Physician's No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners.