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 me as I wrote my first and last mystery novel); the handwritten note from Judy Blume telling me she would think of […]
Hoping to wake up as some new, ideal you in 2013? Most New Year’s resolutions are based on the assumption that who you really are is inadequate, and must be improved through self-discipline, joyless striving, and maybe a leftover Christmas miracle. I invite you to take a different approach this year, one that starts from […]
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. […]
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Strategies to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain, takes the hosts of ABC’s View from the Bay through four yoga exercises that relieve back pain, and explains why yoga is so helpful for chronic pain.
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 […]
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.
Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of Yoga for Pain Relief, gave this lecture as part of the Stanford Healthy Library’s “Doctors Speak” series. Learn more about how yoga and meditation can help reduce headaches, back pain, anxiety, and other forms of chronic pain and stress (70 min)
It’s caring, it’s cost-effective, and it works. Is integrative medicine the future of health care? Kelly McGonigal explores this emerging field of medicine. This article originally appeared in the Jan 2011 issue of Shambhala Sun. In 1998, Jeffrey Brantley, MD, was knocking on colleagues’ doors, trying to raise the visibility of a new project. He […]
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)
Yoga Offers New Hope for Chronic Pain by Kelly McGonigal This article originally appeared in Yoga International, and is an adaptation of material from the book Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Strategies for Calming Your Mind and Healing Your Pain (New Harbinger). There are few things more frustrating to a person with chronic pain than […]
The following resources are intended to help those new to yoga research find and explore existing research; get small, low-cost projects off the ground; and find opportunities to communicate research to key audiences, including potential funders, professional organizations, and the general public. Prepared by Kelly McGonigal for the Yoga Service Council/2012 Yoga Service Conference. If […]
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: […]