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A Keen Mind | Stress Reduction | Mindfulness | Meditation

Jude Johnson, MA, LMFT

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A Keen Mind | Stress Reduction | Mindfulness | Meditation

A Keen Mind | Stress Reduction | Mindfulness | Meditation

Jude Johnson, MA, LMFT

6
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37
Plays
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Welcome! Most people struggle with stress and feel overwhelmed when they can't keep up with life's demands. If you are battling stress over competing demands from work, home or both and would love to find relief from the onslaught of daily strains and pressures, this show can help. Jude Johnson, is a licensed therapist who teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which has been shown to help with stress, pain and illness. This show provides effective tips for stress reduction and includes a guided meditation.

Latest Episodes

#39: Calming Anxiety with Meditation

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting about 40 million Americans. While there are many effective treatments for anxiety, only about 36% of those with anxiety actually seek treatment. While there are many approaches to help manage anxiety, this episodes explores how meditation can help you calm anxiety. Jude shares a personal story about how meditation helped him calm down in the midst of a recent moment of panic. This episode also includes a guided meditation. While meditation can be very helpful in managing anxiety, sometimes we need direct support. If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation coaching visit https://www.akeenmind.com. Jude recently released a two part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 ...

25 MIN2019 NOV 26
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#39: Calming Anxiety with Meditation

#38: Mindful Connections

This episode explores how you can use mindfulness to make more meaningful connections with yourself and others. We look at the impact and prevalence of loneliness in our society and practical steps that we can take in order to connect with one another. We look at the some of the challenges that people may face when they are managing depression or mental illness and the importance of listening and supporting each other. Following the talk there is a guided meditation with a focus on gratitude. Please be sure to tune in to WBTV’s Dedrick Russell for his next Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body & Soul - It airs on Oct. 24th from 7-8PM and can be viewed live at wbtv.com/live - My portion of the interview explores how mindfulness and meditation help rewire the brain for better health and well-being. Dedrick was able to capture a special interview with Oprah who has been a huge help in increasing awareness about mental illness and the importance of taking better care of our heal...

25 MIN2019 OCT 23
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#38: Mindful Connections

#37: Finding Peace in the Midst of Stress

This episode is going to explore how we can stay mindful in the midst of stress. You’ll learn effective strategies that will help respond to stress instead of being emotionally reactive. Some of the skills included will be grounding techniques, walking meditation, self soothing and mindful observation. These skills can be used to help calm the body and mind when stress has become overwhelming. Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

24 MIN2019 AUG 12
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#37: Finding Peace in the Midst of Stress

#36: Mindfulness Based Counseling

This episode is going to explore the use of mindfulness and meditation within counseling sessions. This show discusses the difference between feelings of sadness and clinical depression and how mindful inquiry is used in therapy. Following the talk, a guided meditation is provided. The release of this episode marks exactly 1 year of the A Keen Mind podcast! Thank you all for listening and helping this show be listed in the top 25 mindfulness podcasts of 2019 by Feedspot. Below is a link to Feedspot's article which features the A Keen Mind show. https://blog.feedspot.com/mindfulness_podcasts/. I will be providing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction this Fall through the Charlotte Center for Mindfulness and the orientation will be on September 9th at 630pm. You can learn more or register for the orientation at www.akeenmind.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

33 MIN2019 JUL 22
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#36: Mindfulness Based Counseling

#35: Mindful Living, Reflection & Meditation

This episode looks at how we can use mindfulness and reflective questions to help us undo the strong pull within us to move away from being vulnerable. Asking important questions and reflecting on what matters most in our lives can put us in touch with our intrinsic values. When we are in touch with what really matters, were not consumed with competing with others, but in pursuit of living. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. I started the A Keen Mind Podcast almost 1 year ago and I am proud to announce that this show has been listed as one of the Top 25 Mindfulness Podcasts of 2019 by Feedspot. This would not be possible without all of you who listen to show. I am so grateful to you all for your kind reviews, messages and encouragement to continue this show. If you are in the Charlotte NC area and would like to attend our next workshop on July 19th or learn more about: Train for Life...Be Mindful...& Live Abundantly follow the link: www.akeenmind.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

33 MIN2019 JUN 28
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#35: Mindful Living, Reflection & Meditation

#34: Slowing Down & Being Mindful After Work

This episode shares how to let go of work obligations when you are off the clock or on vacation. This time of year kids are out of school and many of you will be taking time off from work so you can spend time with your family and friends. You will learn practical ways that you can use mindfulness to slow down as you transition from a working mode to down time. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation which will include a poem by Mary Oliver at the close. If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more or register for the upcoming workshop on July 19th from 4:30-7pm, visit www.akeenmind.com and click on the link that reads "Train for Life...Be Mindful & Live Abundantly." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

29 MIN2019 JUN 13
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#34: Slowing Down & Being Mindful After Work

#33: Finding Flow with Mindfulness

This episode will explore how mindfulness can help you achieve a state of flow. Most of us have been in a flow state before, where we performed a task with such intense focus that all our mental chatter fell away and we become completely consumed with the activity at hand. Being in a state of flow helps us find more enjoyment in life. In this episode I will cover 3 specific strategies for developing a flow state. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

28 MIN2019 APR 30
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#33: Finding Flow with Mindfulness

#32: Being Mindful While Embracing Change & Loving Life

Through our life's journey everything keeps changing no matter how hard we try and hold on to what we have. The famous quote by Heraclitus "the only constant is change" is true. If things are going poorly, just wait. If things are good, just wait. The inevitable ups and downs of life are going to occur whether we want them to or not. Knowing that change is coming doesn't mean that we should coast through life on automatic pilot. The fact that everything is changing, is an invitation for us to inhabit each moment as though it was our last. This episode explores how we can capture the moments in our lives that remind us how important it is for us to be present. This talk was inspired by a video that I posted on my Facebook page. To watch the video please visit https://www.facebook.com/onekeenmind/ and look for my video that was published on March 23rd. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

26 MIN2019 APR 2
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#32: Being Mindful While Embracing Change & Loving Life

#31: Quieting Your Inner Critic

This episode explores the value of seeking out support when we are caught in stress and doubting our self-worth. While we can strive to manage stress on our own, sometimes, being wise, means being vulnerable . I also explore how to use mindful observation to step outside of your negative stream of thoughts. There will be a brief guided reflection to help you be the observer of your experience, rather than believing all of the negative thoughts you have. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

29 MIN2019 MAR 22
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#31: Quieting Your Inner Critic

#30: The Art of Self Compassion Part II

This episode digs deeper into how to practice self compassion when our pesky inner critic won't seem to quiet down. In this episode I present a question that was asked by a listener in response to the previous show, The Art of Self Compassion, episode 29. Following this talk there is a guided meditation which focuses on loving kindness. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

29 MIN2019 MAR 13
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#30: The Art of Self Compassion Part II

Latest Episodes

#39: Calming Anxiety with Meditation

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting about 40 million Americans. While there are many effective treatments for anxiety, only about 36% of those with anxiety actually seek treatment. While there are many approaches to help manage anxiety, this episodes explores how meditation can help you calm anxiety. Jude shares a personal story about how meditation helped him calm down in the midst of a recent moment of panic. This episode also includes a guided meditation. While meditation can be very helpful in managing anxiety, sometimes we need direct support. If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation coaching visit https://www.akeenmind.com. Jude recently released a two part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 ...

25 MIN2019 NOV 26
Comments
#39: Calming Anxiety with Meditation

#38: Mindful Connections

This episode explores how you can use mindfulness to make more meaningful connections with yourself and others. We look at the impact and prevalence of loneliness in our society and practical steps that we can take in order to connect with one another. We look at the some of the challenges that people may face when they are managing depression or mental illness and the importance of listening and supporting each other. Following the talk there is a guided meditation with a focus on gratitude. Please be sure to tune in to WBTV’s Dedrick Russell for his next Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body & Soul - It airs on Oct. 24th from 7-8PM and can be viewed live at wbtv.com/live - My portion of the interview explores how mindfulness and meditation help rewire the brain for better health and well-being. Dedrick was able to capture a special interview with Oprah who has been a huge help in increasing awareness about mental illness and the importance of taking better care of our heal...

25 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
#38: Mindful Connections

#37: Finding Peace in the Midst of Stress

This episode is going to explore how we can stay mindful in the midst of stress. You’ll learn effective strategies that will help respond to stress instead of being emotionally reactive. Some of the skills included will be grounding techniques, walking meditation, self soothing and mindful observation. These skills can be used to help calm the body and mind when stress has become overwhelming. Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

24 MIN2019 AUG 12
Comments
#37: Finding Peace in the Midst of Stress

#36: Mindfulness Based Counseling

This episode is going to explore the use of mindfulness and meditation within counseling sessions. This show discusses the difference between feelings of sadness and clinical depression and how mindful inquiry is used in therapy. Following the talk, a guided meditation is provided. The release of this episode marks exactly 1 year of the A Keen Mind podcast! Thank you all for listening and helping this show be listed in the top 25 mindfulness podcasts of 2019 by Feedspot. Below is a link to Feedspot's article which features the A Keen Mind show. https://blog.feedspot.com/mindfulness_podcasts/. I will be providing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction this Fall through the Charlotte Center for Mindfulness and the orientation will be on September 9th at 630pm. You can learn more or register for the orientation at www.akeenmind.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

33 MIN2019 JUL 22
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#36: Mindfulness Based Counseling

#35: Mindful Living, Reflection & Meditation

This episode looks at how we can use mindfulness and reflective questions to help us undo the strong pull within us to move away from being vulnerable. Asking important questions and reflecting on what matters most in our lives can put us in touch with our intrinsic values. When we are in touch with what really matters, were not consumed with competing with others, but in pursuit of living. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. I started the A Keen Mind Podcast almost 1 year ago and I am proud to announce that this show has been listed as one of the Top 25 Mindfulness Podcasts of 2019 by Feedspot. This would not be possible without all of you who listen to show. I am so grateful to you all for your kind reviews, messages and encouragement to continue this show. If you are in the Charlotte NC area and would like to attend our next workshop on July 19th or learn more about: Train for Life...Be Mindful...& Live Abundantly follow the link: www.akeenmind.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

33 MIN2019 JUN 28
Comments
#35: Mindful Living, Reflection & Meditation

#34: Slowing Down & Being Mindful After Work

This episode shares how to let go of work obligations when you are off the clock or on vacation. This time of year kids are out of school and many of you will be taking time off from work so you can spend time with your family and friends. You will learn practical ways that you can use mindfulness to slow down as you transition from a working mode to down time. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation which will include a poem by Mary Oliver at the close. If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more or register for the upcoming workshop on July 19th from 4:30-7pm, visit www.akeenmind.com and click on the link that reads "Train for Life...Be Mindful & Live Abundantly." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

29 MIN2019 JUN 13
Comments
#34: Slowing Down & Being Mindful After Work

#33: Finding Flow with Mindfulness

This episode will explore how mindfulness can help you achieve a state of flow. Most of us have been in a flow state before, where we performed a task with such intense focus that all our mental chatter fell away and we become completely consumed with the activity at hand. Being in a state of flow helps us find more enjoyment in life. In this episode I will cover 3 specific strategies for developing a flow state. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

28 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
#33: Finding Flow with Mindfulness

#32: Being Mindful While Embracing Change & Loving Life

Through our life's journey everything keeps changing no matter how hard we try and hold on to what we have. The famous quote by Heraclitus "the only constant is change" is true. If things are going poorly, just wait. If things are good, just wait. The inevitable ups and downs of life are going to occur whether we want them to or not. Knowing that change is coming doesn't mean that we should coast through life on automatic pilot. The fact that everything is changing, is an invitation for us to inhabit each moment as though it was our last. This episode explores how we can capture the moments in our lives that remind us how important it is for us to be present. This talk was inspired by a video that I posted on my Facebook page. To watch the video please visit https://www.facebook.com/onekeenmind/ and look for my video that was published on March 23rd. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

26 MIN2019 APR 2
Comments
#32: Being Mindful While Embracing Change & Loving Life

#31: Quieting Your Inner Critic

This episode explores the value of seeking out support when we are caught in stress and doubting our self-worth. While we can strive to manage stress on our own, sometimes, being wise, means being vulnerable . I also explore how to use mindful observation to step outside of your negative stream of thoughts. There will be a brief guided reflection to help you be the observer of your experience, rather than believing all of the negative thoughts you have. Following the talk there will be a guided meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

29 MIN2019 MAR 22
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#31: Quieting Your Inner Critic

#30: The Art of Self Compassion Part II

This episode digs deeper into how to practice self compassion when our pesky inner critic won't seem to quiet down. In this episode I present a question that was asked by a listener in response to the previous show, The Art of Self Compassion, episode 29. Following this talk there is a guided meditation which focuses on loving kindness. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/message

29 MIN2019 MAR 13
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#30: The Art of Self Compassion Part II
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