The Academy Of Mindful Psychology

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The Academy of Mindful Psychology, founded by Dr. Neil Kobrin, introduces you to an emerging field called Mindful Psychology. Mindful Psychology integrates aspects of:

Dr Kobrin brings his decades of experience in the field of higher education and transformation, and  his expertise in building organizations as president and professor of a university and several graduate schools of psychology to create a uniquely practical and holistic approach to transformational learning.

For Practitioners;  The Academy of Mindful Psychology is Approved to offer continuing education credits. Through the Academy you can take CE Courses and earn valuable continuing education credits in a meaningful way.  You can also offer your wisdom to others by becoming a CE Teaching Partner, designing and delivering your own CE Courses.

For the life-long learner: Courses offered by the Academy of Mindful Psychology are designed to present practical, real, achievable, practices and information that are easily integrated into your everyday life.  These are not just esoteric ideas interesting to consider, but solid concepts with practical application to your experiences. Interested in offering a course…

Mindful Psychology

Mindful Psychology integrates aspects of mindfulness with Western and Eastern psychology; neuroscience, specifically affective neuroscience; health and wellness, and consciousness and spirituality.

Resource Center

The Academy’s Resource Center hosts information and articles from a variety of sources related to Mindful Psychology. The Resource Center will be constantly updated to add the latest information pertinent to the field.

Courses/CE

The Academy offers a variety of courses. Many of the course offerings provide continuing education credits to Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, and LPCs. Some of our courses are directly related to Mindful Psychology and others are of a more general nature.

Partnerships

The Academy offers unique partnership opportunities for qualified professionals. The Academy will co-host and market your course or sponsor a continuing education workshop or conference which you develop. The Academy will develop an affiliate arrangement with you.

Featured Courses

Resource Center

agingResearch conducted by Dr. Ellen Langer, professor of psychology at Harvard, suggests that the affects of aging may be significantly influenced by our mind-set. Read More…

brain  mental_disorders-300x286This article discusses research that demonstrates that people having schizophrenia experiences have significantly lowered Vitamin D levels compared to people “in remission,” who suffer from schizophrenia. Read More…

cocoaThis article discusses using the compound called flavanols, found in a specially prepared cocoa drink, to reverse memory loss. Read More…

brain image 1This video explores the relationship between elevated blood glucose and brain shrinkage and brain functioning. View Video…

This video explores the relationship between “good” fat and cardiovascular disease. View Video…Heart health

heartThis article discusses the benefits of drinking water and  heart health. It cites studies that show that increased water intake reduces the risk of fatal heart attack. Read More…

true natureAre we really conscious or is consciousness just an illusion? Read More…

ScienceThis article lays out a pathway designed to keep your brain healthy. It suggests that “senior moments’ are not a natural aspect of brain functioning and simply reflect brain heath. Read More…

Stroke
In this video Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains what is a stroke, the types of strokes that occur and what precautions we can take to avoid stroke. Watch Video…... More

finger with bowA study, conducted by the UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, suggest that memory loss in patients may be reversed.  The therapeutic program  involved comprehensive changes in diet, brain stimulation, exercise, optimization of sleep, specific pharmaceuticals and vitamins, and multiple additional steps that affect brain chemistry. Read More…

vitamin-d-memory-declineIn a resent study, researchers in laboratory studies, showed diets high in vitamin D enhanced memory. Read More….

 

1-proteinthatc protienResearchers  have shown that low levels of the protein progranulin in the brain can increase the formation of amyloid-beta plaques which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. This can cause neuroinflammation, and worsen memory deficits. in a mouse model of this condition. Using a gene therapy approach in mice to elevate progranulin levels, scientists were able to prevent these abnormalities and block cell death. Read More…

CellsA new strategy has been developed in the fight against cancer. Research indicates that strengthening the immune system to fight cancer cells may be a more effective way to combat the disease. Read More….

sleep imageThis article discusses the impact of sleep on memory, weight, cognitive functioning and mood. It shows how lack of sleep can negatively impact all of these areas and affect how we feel and function on a day to day basis. Read More…

meditator overlooking water“Out of the mouths of babes”! This third grader puts life in perspective and shows us the true meaning of life. View video….

Aloe-Vera-Leaf-Cut-Fillet-Close-UpDigestion is a major component of both physical and emotional health. This article discusses five foods that can aid in digestion. Read more…

Seaweed saladBeing overweight can significantly affect our psychical and psychological states. This article discusses ten specific foods that are both healthy for us and can help keep hunger at bay. Read More…

PISTACHIOSIn the new Spanish study, people with prediabetes who ate about two ounces of pistachios daily showed significant drops in blood sugar and insulin levels and improvements in insulin and glucose processing. Some signs of inflammation also dropped dramatically. Read More…

coffee 3Coffee wakes us up in the morning and can help us feel alert, but how does it actually work? This video explains how coffee affects the brain. View video…

brainRecent research confirms that vitamin D deficiency was associated with a subsequent increased incidence of all-cause dementia. Read More …..

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The Guest House, a poem by Jelaluddin Rumi, demonstrates our need to embrace “all’ of our experiences not just the pleasant ones.           ******************************************************************************************     This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! ... More

Woman stressed sitting on a bedIn this article, a psychologist discusses what she wishes she could really tell her patients who are suffering from depression. Read More…

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Dr Neil Kobrin explores the issue of “Why We Suffer.” We all experience “pain” in life. We all suffer. But what actually causes suffering? The answer to this question is rather simple, even though the remedy to suffering can be very challenging. We suffer because of our experience of the present moment. If our experience is painful, whether physically or ... More

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Junk-food-collectionThis article discusses the link between certain foods and cancer. Specifically, it suggests that we avoid the following 16 foods to maintain our health. Read More…

diet photoThis article explores the benefits of diet vs exercise for weight loss. Although both are important, it turns out that one is more significant. Read More…. 

Alzheimer's brainOne of the largest studies ever conducted has confirmed a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More…

Jon Kabat Zinn
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks about the latest research on Mindfulness. How can we be more present in our lives? What does it mean in a larger context? It is time to awaken.... More

Mindful MeditationIn this study, Creswell and colleagues find that participants who received mindfulness training reported reduced stress perceptions, indicating that the mindfulness meditation fostered psychological stress resilience. More interestingly, on the biological side, the mindfulness meditation participants showed greater cortisol reactivity.  Read More…

YogaposeMeditation is widely known to reduce stress and anxiety, but now science has proven that it may even help prevent illness. In a study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, researchers found that mindfulness meditation produced lasting positive changes in both the brain and the immune system. Read More.

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