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WATCH: My TED talk “How to Make Stress Your Friend”

In June 2013, I gave my “stress confession” at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland. Watch the video, and check out the studies I described in the talk, below: Keller, A., Litzelman, K., Wisk, L. E., Maddox, T., Cheng, E. R., Creswell, P. D., & Witt, W. P. (2012). Does the perception that stress affects health matter? […]

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A Holiday Experiment

NOTE: This experiment has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated! I look forward to another special holiday promotion next year. ***** As a reader, some of my favorite moments have been personal connections with authors. The pen pal correspondence I had with teen horror novelist Ritchie Tankersley Cusick in the 5th grade (she encouraged […]

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Play with me! Oprah’s Thank You Game

One of my favorite projects I’ve worked on with SuperBetter Labs and my twin sister, superstar game designer Jane McGonigal, launched in May 2012: Oprah’s Thank You Game. The Oprah Winfrey Network and Oprah.com partnered with SuperBetter Labs to create a game that spread the benefits of gratitude to millions of people across the globe. […]

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Listen: How Stanford Got a Center for Compassion

San Francisco Public Radio did a lovely 1-hr show on the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. The piece features the founder of CCARE, the scientists who are studying compassion, as well as one of my compassion cultivation courses, and stories from students in it. You can download or stream the audio […]

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The Neuroscience of Change

I’m excited to announce the release of my latest audiobook, which presents six live lectures and twelve guided self-reflection and mediation practices. The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Guide to Personal Transformation (Sounds True) integrates the most exciting scientific findings about how the mind works with the wisdom of mind-body traditions like yoga and Buddhism. […]

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Contribute: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

I love spreading the word (and the love) about my favorite non-profit organizations. So prepare to fall in love with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. One of my favorite ways to donate to Best Friends is to sponsor one of their special-needs animals that cannot be adopted out, such as Echo, a red-tailed hawk with one […]

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Listen: “Where Science and Compassion Meet”

We’re joined this week by Dr. Kelly McGonigal, to discuss her work at Stanford University, where she is teaching compassion-based practices from the Buddhist tradition, taught in a way that pulls from scientific research and appeals to a secular sensibility. As part of her work with CCARE she shares some of her background with Stanford […]

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Announcing the Stanford Center for Compassion & Altruism Teacher Training Program

UPDATE (June 2012): Please note that all admissions for the 2012-2013 program have been completed. The admissions process for the next program will begin in 2013, and information will be available at this site at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. ***** The Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and […]

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Learn: This Is Your Brain on Meditation

Science is demonstrating how meditation restructures your brain and can train it to concentrate, feel greater compassion, cope with stress, and more. Kelly McGonigal tells us about the latest research—and how to put it into practice. This article originally appeared in Yoga Journal.

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Watch: Yoga for Depression and Anxiety

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, shares research trends on how yoga and meditation support mental health and recovery from anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain, and trauma. Presented at the 2011 International Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Asilomar, CA. (30 min)

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Toronto Yoga Conference 2012

Below are the resources I prepared for my sessions/intensives at the 2012 Toronto Yoga Conference. Enjoy! PDFs of Slide Shows: Strengthening the Heart with Compassion Intensive  Slide Show: CompassionIntensiveSLIDES  (for the full text PDFs of studies mentioned in this slideshow, see http://ccare.stanford.edu/publications/articles) The Science of Willpower Slide Show: WillpowerIntensiveSLIDES The Science of Meditation Slide Show: […]

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