Mindfulness Off the Cushion

Letting Go of the Feeling of Busyness | Meditation with Dr Sears

March 04, 2022 Episode 24
Mindfulness Off the Cushion
Letting Go of the Feeling of Busyness | Meditation with Dr Sears
Show Notes

Season 2  Bonus - "The feeling of being busy only comes when you’re thinking about what you’re not doing." - Dr. Richard W. Sears

Our special guest for Season 2,
Dr. Sears, leads us in a guided meditation around what feeling busy feels like and how we can use mindfulness to alleviate the suffering that often accompanies that feeling. Grounding ourselves in our physical sensations in this present moment can help us when we're feeling overwhelmed, along with the art of saying "thank you" when our thinking mind reminds us of everything that needs to be done.


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We hope you enjoy our season with Dr. Sears and are able to learn more helpful ways to practice mindfulness in your daily walk. Enjoy!

Host Lance Vaughn, Co-owner of the Austin Mindfulness Center
Co-host Claudio Barrientos, Mindfulness Instructor


Dr. Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, DMin, is a board-certified clinical psychologist, speaker, and consultant. He is a core faculty member of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University, where he is the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He is also Volunteer Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the UC College of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor at Write State University School of Professional Psychology, and clinical/research faculty at the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. He runs a private psychology practice in Cincinnati and conducts mindfulness groups at the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine. He is a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and is also working with the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and Cincinnati Children's Hospital on projects involving mindfulness.

On top of all that, Dr. Sears is a sixth degree black belt in To-Shin Do / Ninjitsu. He has studied and practiced mindfulness and the Eastern Wisdom traditions over 30 years, and was given a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from Buddha Dharma University. He received ordination in the Japanese Tendai lineage, Bodhisattva ordination and authority to teach kõans (inka) under Paul Wonji Lynch in the Zen lineage of Seung Sahn, and ordination in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Thich Thien An under Suhita Dharma. 

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