Videos About Stress and Mindfulness

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Benefits of Mindfulness: by Steven Hickman, PsyD.

In this video, Steven Hickman, Psy,D. (Executive Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness) shares ways in which the practice of mindfulness can help you overcome old habits and patterns, and "see outside the box of your preconceived notions, and noting the profound interconnectedness of all things when we put aside our notions of what is separate and disconnected." Dr. Hickman describes the concept of seeing things without the lens of conditioning or habit "as beginner's mind or seeing things as if for the first time, with that same sense of open curiosity and receptivity that allows for possibility and creativity in situations that normally seem predictable and dull."

What is Mindfulness? by Steven Hickman, Psy.D.

The initial diagnosis of a brain tumor can be overwhelming. Finding the right services and support systems can make all the difference. To assist with the social and medical needs of brain tumor patients and their families, the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation and The Brain Tumor Center at UC San Diego present this five part series. In this program, Steve Hickman, PsyD, with UC San Diego, talks about stress reduction through mindfulness.

Brain Tumor Patient and Caregiver Conference: Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness

The initial diagnosis of a brain tumor can be overwhelming. Finding the right services and support systems can make all the difference. To assist with the social and medical needs of brain tumor patients and their families, the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation and The Brain Tumor Center at UC San Diego present this five part series. In this program, Steve Hickman, PsyD, with UC San Diego, talks about stress reduction through mindfulness.

Health Matters: Stress and Pain Management with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Steven D. Hickman, Psy.D. discusses the field of behavioral medicine, specifically assessing and treating patients with chronic pain and illness. Dr. Hickman utilizes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) a particular way of paying attention: with mindful intention, in the moment, without judgment. Although MBSR embraces the acceptance of things as they are without striving, research has shown that, with regular practice, it has the potential to lower stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote relaxation, improve concentration, raise self-awareness, and enhance the immune system. (28 minutes)