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Excerpts from Dr. Klich’s recent presentation on mindfulness.
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Dr. Klich interviews Jennifer Laurent, author of “Excerpts from Heart of a Mom.”
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Dr. Klich’s FOX News Appearance:
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An introduction to Dr. Klich’s mindfulness meditation exercises:  Download CD now

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Yoga: the mind body connection, by Robert Joiner

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Dr. Klich’s Movement Meditation:

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54 thoughts on “Media

  1. It is not the first time I heard that meditation helps you focus and relief pain. Helping many people with chronic pain with meditation is better than any surgeries and medications because meditation don’t have any side effects. Meditation have many other benefits like stress-relieving.

    • Absolutely, and it can be helpful to augment those treatments if medication and surgery is needed, both for improved pain and coping.

  2. I have heard before that meditation can be an effective way to deal with pain and stress. It is nice to see the practice finally getting some recognition from the general public.Also the real life examples are a good way to show people who still doubt it. Hopefully meditation can become a main part of everyone’s day in the future.

    • It could be amazing if we imagine a world in which everybody incorporates some form of mediation, centered prayer, or stress management.

  3. The stories in the news broadcast were amazing to hear! It is incredible that meditation has come to help so many individuals. Who would have known that this process is all a person may need to boost their life a little. I feel that everyone should take the time to try out this technique for themselves.

    • It is funny Lauren, I find that many people discount meditation, biofeedback, or relaxation simply because they don’t understand it and don’t believe it could work for them. We don’t know how it will work until we try it.

  4. I must admit that at first I was skeptical about whether or not physical pain could be eased with the mind. Maybe because I have trouble understanding exactly how the mind and the body are connected. But seeing this clip made me realized that meditation can help deal with the emotional aspect of pain. Instead of directly numbing the pain, meditation helped the patients come to terms with it, but not letting it define who they are. I think that is something we all could learn and benefit from, because everyone deals with problems that seem to define them.

    • Sarah, its interesting because not only can meditation help with coping but it can help us separate from the pain so that we do not feel the signal as intensely, also biofeedback can help us to be aware of ways we might contribute to the pain by tensing or bracing so we can change those patterns.

  5. I am curious to know how long it took for them to experience a noticeable difference in pain levels through meditation. Meditation has so many benefits, it is a shame more people don’t know about this less sought out alternative to dealing with pain. I can understand the skepticism many have when it comes to meditating, however it truly is amazing.

    • We live in a quick fix, pull focused society. Complementary medicine techniques such as mediation and biofeedback have been available for many years but we hear a lot more about medications that can solve it all in the media.

    • Each individual is different in terms of how quickly they notice results. Since I typically engage breathing training along with biofeedback when teaching meditation its common for people to feel some sense of relief immediately, even if fleeting.

  6. I was inspired by the two testamonies in the video. I believe your pain can be taken away by mindfulness meditation. It is very interesting how something that is overlooked by many can play a big factor in you having peace once again

  7. The phrase “the pain used to define me” reminds me of my own experience. I have been suffering from chronic pains and I refused to take the pain medications because I felt as though I did not need it, but the pain would get to a point to where it was too much for me to stand without medications. Once I started meditating I felt in control of my pain and my life once more. I honestly believe that meditation does not receive as much credit as it should because the testimonial’s of true patients have displayed to the world that meditation does help and it is not a huge waste of time.

  8. “You have to learn how to shift your reality to something different.” I chose to point out this quote specifically because it showed how powerful the brain is. Most people wouldn’t assume that in order to get rid of constant pain would to be just shifting your attention elsewhere. It also shows the power of meditation and how even with a little practice, others could be leading a life like Laura and Dick. Meditation is still a new concept of treatment when it comes to its popularity amongst patients and doctors for pain. I like how this video highlighted the old life and how meditation had a positive feature on their new life and events to come. Hopefully, this shows others that it is worth a try because it does provide tremendous results.

    • Jasmine, I do think it helps to hear from real life people who find the techniques useful. We know that similar techniques are used all over the world and have been for centuries as medications were not as prevalent in early times as they are now.

  9. First off, Dr. Klich, your hair looks great short! Second, I’m so glad that the media is picking up on helpful ways to get rid of pain instead of just doping someone up. I’m also grateful that now those two people don’t have to be controlled by their pain. Ms. Miller was spot on when she said you need to shift your attention to something that you can control. Luckily meditation is that thing that helps you focus on what you want to and helps train your brain to ignore the pain you’re in.

    • Thank you for the compliment Zuri. Yes it’s great to have a whole bag or tricks to cope with physical and emotional pain and the potential stresses of life!

  10. Something I personally took away from this, and that I loved was when the woman with the chronic back pain said “You have to learn how to shift your reality to something different.” This is so true, because when you are dealing with all that pain and it just won’t go away, you have to sit there and deal with it. With this new meditation program, you can try and become a better person without all that pain. Absolutely amazing!

  11. This video helps point out the skepticism found when talking about meditation. I like how it describes how it helps you deal with the pain rather than take it away for a moment and then have it come back. This can relate to other problems one may face that can just simply disappear. Instead we need to control our minds to deal with it in the most peaceful and calming manner possible.

    • Yes, so often out immediate instinct is to want to make unpleasant things I away and to want to hold onto pleasant things. Yet we know that’s not possible. To struggle less we need to just release the need to control and allow both what we perceive as negative and what we perceive as positive to pass. In the end we may find that what we thought was positive was not to our advantage whole what we originally thought was negative to be necessary or even helpful to our path.

  12. This video was very inspiring. It is so great to see success stories from using meditation considering the injuries they were facing. it is good to know there are other outlets to use instead of medication when i comes to relieving stress and pain. Meditation makes you feel as though you have some type of control over the pain your feeling. I am looking forward to continuing my meditation experience.

    • Isn’t it funny- over the years I’ve heard so many people say that they finally felt in control once they let go of control!

  13. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading about meditation and mindfulness because I find it really interesting, and it’s nice to see it making the news. It’s cool that it takes work and that the effects aren’t noticeable right away, but in time pain can be controlled using meditation. My favorite part is that it’s about teaching your mind to come to grips with your situation rather than actually do anything about it. When your mind accepts what is going on, your body does too, and your stress and pain can be relieved. Dr. Klich, you’re doing great work!

  14. This is amazing to see on the news, people need to know that there are different ways to face problems. Meditation is such a safe and effective way for people to deal with stress and day to day problems. I am so excited to begin listening to your CD’s.

  15. I’ve always been against taking medications but instead using more natural methods. The ability to use your mind in easing pain as opposed to having surgeries is a wonderful idea. The two testimonies from this news segment are inspiring enough to make me want to continue practicing meditation.

  16. I think that this is amazing and should get more recognition because it could help more people to deal with their pain better. I think that being able to cope with what is present is what this study is doing. If the pain remains then does it still hurt as badly or is it just minor.

  17. I think this may be a great contribution to meditation getting out to the world because it shows a success story. I also believe that meditation may help a lot with pain because people are able to focus and maintain the aspects of their lives that they wish to. I think what you are doing is great for our community and hopefully it spreads to the entire world.

  18. I thought doing this was a good experience. It showed me that it’s harder to control my thoughts and breath when I’m doing something else. I hope to be able to work on this skill more. My hand temperature went up slightly and my heart beat went down a little, not too much change however. Overall I think doing the little amount of MBB we have done in class is helpful and a good thing to experience and try. I think I could cultivate this by practicing it more and more and doing it everyday, then expanding from there.

  19. This mindful meditation helped me focus a lot more. It was my first time doing a movement mediation and I personally liked it better. It helped me learn more about meditation & why it’s good to do it. I could cultivate this meditation into my school work and my every day life. I could create a schedule of certain days and times to do this. I found it very relieving.

  20. This is my first time doing this type of meditation. My pulse changed from 21×4 to 18×4 within that 15 minutes. My hand temperature remained the same while the moisture of my hands became dryer. I found this extremely different but the movement throughout made it hard for me to stay focused on my breathing. It seemed really long so I started thinking about how sleepy I am. The idea of narrowing your focus down to one thing can be really helpful due to my busy schedule and horrible task of time management.

  21. This experience was fun and relaxing. My finger temp was cold and dry before the meditation although at the end, they were warm and moist. I really enjoyed the movement part of the meditation. My MBB experience overall has allowed me to take a step back and relax which I was unable to do before. I can cultivate these meditations into my everyday life by continuing to do them beyond this class. When I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed I will use the meditation to calm myself down.

  22. This meditation practice helped me relax more. It was my first time doing a movement meditation so it was a little uncomfortable at first, but I got used to it after a bit. My heart rate did slow down and my finger got warmer through this. Overall I have enjoyed the practice of meditation because it helps me relive stress. I feel more relaxed after I do it. I can apply this to my everyday life by practicing the techniques it says to whenever I feel stressed or not relaxed.

  23. This experience was interesting compared to my past meditation experiences. I feel that standing up and stretching really helped relieve stress and tension better than just sitting down and being still. My overall MBB experience has been eye-opening. I have realized that I can mentally calm myself down and focus on important tasks without getting anxious. In the future I may try meditation in a dark room with the comfort of blankets and comfortable clothing. This may help me relax and focus on the meditation track. I plan to use this method of relaxation in the future during rough times, such as final exams and big assignments.

  24. This was my first time participating in a moving MBB. It was overall pretty good. It’s better than just sitting there with no movement at all. Before the MBB, my hands and moisture level were quite warm and dry. After the MBB was over, my hands were way warmer than my face and they were actually moist. My heart rate actually went down from where it started. So the movement along with this MBB actually had my body warming up. I could use this in everyday life by just simply moving at all times throughout the day. I could also come back to this MBB and participate in this another time. Developing these skills from the MBB, can be good for the body.

  25. This movement MBB experience was very…different. I didn’t like it or dislike it. It felt strange and out of place for my body but it did some good for it as well. When I started my heart-rate was 84 beats a min but then after I completed the meditation it was 72 beats per min. With doing these MBBs, I’ve found peace within myself. I’ve found that at times I actually focus my attention on my breath which calms me down and helps me focus. I feel that if I practice the movement MBB and the other few that I’ve done, I will become one with myself and be able to apply “focusing on my breath” to stressful situations.

  26. This was different from many of the meditations I have done. The over all experience was enjoyable. My finger temperature changed from cool to warm, pulse showed a pretty big difference from 104 to 92, and my finger moisture didn’t have any change. This is the most change I’ve seen in myself in any meditation. I have enjoyed the mediation process and have loved seeing this develop to help me. I will begin to take the mediation more serious, i’m going to begin to try to stay focused more and doing more on my own.

  27. This is my first time doing a movement meditation. It feels really weird, I don’t like to move around when practing meditation. My hand temperature and moist level did not change, but my heart rate went up. Even though I did not like the movement meditation, this is still a positive experience. Through out the semester, meditation have been really helpful to me. In the beginning of the semester, I feel this was dum, but I was wrong.When I’m stressed out, this method will get my attention off the thing I’m thinking about. I’m sure meditation will be very helpful in my future classes. Especially I’ll taking harder classes, and I’ll be stress out more often. I would probably set up a schedule to keep practing meditation.

  28. I just did my first movement meditation and it was very helpful. I was able to notice my body and focus on my breathing while moving around. I felt very relaxed and focused during this meditation. I was able to get my pulse down a little and really get a good look at my breath and body. I have really enjoyed the mindful biofeedback meditations. They have really given me a way to relax and pull myself back to what I need to focus on. It has been very helpful with my finals week and the buildup of that. In the future I hope to continue with the basis of mindful biofeedback. I might not do full on meditations but I plan to at least continue to focus on not judging myself and also others. I want to be able to just relax and take a break from the world and breath.

  29. This experience for me was great! It was so relaxing and calm. It kind of put me to sleep little. My hand temperature moisten and my heart break slowed down and I also felt like the room temperature cooled down. The MBB was different through out the semester it was something to definitely get use to. At first I thought it was pointless . But now my views have changed. I felt like a was keeping up with myself better. I do not think I have to cultivate . Nothing is really bad about it . I do not think it needs improvement.

  30. This was my first time doing a 15 minute meditation. I enjoyed this very much! I took my pulse, finger temperature, and hand moisture. I had a change in my finger temperature. My experience has been amazing it truly does relieve my stress. It helps me let go. I use it whenever I have too much stress. I want to use some of the things I’ve learned in my future. Like breathing in and out slowly.

  31. This is the first time I have done this meditation. All of the previous mediations I have done before have only been five minutes but with the movement in this one it made the time go by quicker. I did not enjoy moving around during the meditation because I had troubles focusing. My pulse increased during the meditation from 20×4 to 22×4. My hand temperature stayed the same. I enjoyed the other shorter meditations that we had got to do in class. Sitting down and letting go of thoughts was nice to do at the beginning of class so I would not focus on other things. Focusing during the meditations has helped me focus on more things in class.

  32. This was my first time doing a 15 minute mediation. We first began with taking our pulse and feeling our finger tempture. I liked the longer mediation. It really helped me get into it. It was a great stress reliever.

  33. This was my first time doing a fifteen minute meditation. The movement seemed okay. I wasn’t all that in to it honestly though, only because it was different so I don’t think I was completely comfortable doing this. We only have been doing meditation for 5 minutes every few days a week, and I actually like doing meditation. I know that I enjoy it way better then the first time that I have done it. I like the fact that it says that there is no judgement, I feel like it helps me open up a little more. I would apply meditation later on in life if I ever just need to make myself relax, it is very enjoying to meditate, especially when you think you are on edge.

  34. This is my first 15-minute, movement based meditation and because of how short my attention span is, I don’t feel as if it did much for me. I did notice how heavy my steps were and how weird my breathing was. As I student I enjoy our meditations in class because it’s nice to have a small break in the day, even if it’s only a few minutes. I do like the letting go of judgement because it helps to focus more of you and not on what your neighbor may be thinking around you. It also helps to bring that judgement away from other people just to make you a happier person. I feel that I could apply this during times for final or other times of emotional duress just to stop and not stress out too much.

  35. This was my first time doing a movement based meditation. I didn’t really enjoy this kind of meditation because when I’m meditating I like to be seated since I’m lazy. My biofeedback’s didn’t change much except with my heart rate which dropped dramatically. I have been doing seated meditation in my English class and I’ve found that I actually enjoy it because it helps me focus and control my temper. Once I am finished with this class I’m not sure if I’ll continue meditating. I will however take more time to take a breath and calm myself.

  36. This was my first time doing a 15 minute mediation. With the mediation being was long I kind of got tired, but the whole movement part I liked because it kept me awake. Overall from the first time doing mediation it has kind of helped, but not much. The only things I could tell through my bio feedback were my change of heart rate. How I can apply this is calming myself down when I have thousand things to do.

  37. It was my first time doing the Movement mbb. Movement MBB was very different from the other mbb that we did. As it allowed us to move around the class. I felt it was more relaxing and peaceful. The way it allowed us to feel the body movement was more intense. i would love to apply this kind of meditation for my future. as it is fun. Thanks Dr Klich for this meditations.

  38. I had done Meditations before but I had never done one this long before. I didn’t really know what to expect because I can never really keep my attention on one thing anyways. During the middle of the meditation I was curious to see how the other students were handling the meditation with the walking around and the other body movements we were told to do and I saw them kind of opening there eyes and not really doing it. However, I really wanted to see the difference of this one and one of the five minute meditations, so I closed my eyes not caring what the others thought. I feel like meditating, even though it might take a little time out of your day, can really help your body and the stress level in your life and could possibly make your life easier to enjoy with all of the distractions that keep us from doing that.

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