In search of deeper meaning and fulfilment - with Dr Andrew Parnham

February 22, 2019

In this episode, happiness expert Dr Andrew Parnham shares his thoughts on how we can find lasting happiness - by developing healthy relationships and cultivating a greater sense of meaning and purpose in life, even in the face of adversity.

AFH Carpool Q&A with Jon Kabat-Zinn

December 11, 2018

This is our second Carpool chat with the remarkable Jon Kabat-Zinn. Co-host Will, joins me as we make our way through the streets of London with the father of modern day mindfulness.  Jon talks about the future of Mindfulness in education, the shadow side of 'making money' through mindfulness and towards the end answers a few of the listener's questions. 

To watch the video podcast and for more information visit www.actionforhappiness.org/podcasts

Hugs,

Gui - Podcast host (mindfulnews.uk)

 

10 Keys to Happier Living - with Vanessa King

October 24, 2018

Gui interviews Vanessa King, positive psychology expert with Action for Happiness and author of the 10 Keys to Happier living book

Present Moment Mindfulness - with Ted Meissner

August 10, 2018

Ted Meissner hosts one of the most influential podcasts on Mindfulness, called Present Moment Mindfulness. Ted has had over 100 podcast conversations with experts, practitioners and influencers in the Mindfulness space.  We talk about the common themes and learning lessons he has had after interviewing so many amazing people. Ted is also a Mindfulness teacher and you can find out more about his courses (MBSR Live) and online material at presentmomentmindfulness.com. Some of the subjects we cover today are:

-Learning lessons from over 300 podcast conversations (12:40)

-Not letting the enthusiasm run ahead of the science (15:45)

-Ted's feedback on 'negative' Mindfulness articles (20:05)

-Even taught in the right way, Mindfulness is not for everybody (24:06)

-Words of advice to those starting a Mindfulness practice  (33:50)

Reach out to Ted at presentmomentmindfulness.com and follow him on Twitter @PresMomentMind

To watch the video podcast, visit www.actionforhappiness.org/podcasts

Hugs,

Gui - Podcast host 

About Gui - www.renaissancepodcast.com

 

 

 

Mindfulness Study at Cambridge University - With Julieta Galante

June 21, 2018

We return a year later to talk with Mindfulness researcher at Cambridge University, Julieta Galante.  We talk about the encouraging results and findings that invovled over 600 students accross 31 colleges. 

The links we discuss can be found here: 

1) www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(17)30231-1/fulltext

2) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/18/mindfulness-boosts-student-mental-health-during-exams-cambridge-university-study-finds?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Gui Hung - 

Actionforhappiness.org
Renaissancepodcast.com

 

 

 

Matthieu Ricard: Carpool Mindfulness

April 9, 2018

We kicked off 2018 with a Carpool conversation with the wonderful Matthieu Ricard. Nick-named the World's happiest man, we drive Matthieu from his hotel to the airport. We discuss mindfulness within a buddhist context, the concept of 'heartfulness', Descartes, and the 'convenient' illusion of the self. Matthieu gave up his scientific career to become a monk and moved to the Himalayas where he resides to this day. He translated for the Dalai Lama for over a decade, and has written many best selling books on the subject of happiness and altruism. His talk on Happiness is one of the most viewed Ted talks, and is one of the most influential figures in mindfulness and meditation today.

For all AFH podcasts and to find out about the course, visit:
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Gui Hung -
Actionforhappiness.org
Renaissancepodcast.com

Rob Beemer: The Mindfulness Movement movie

March 2, 2018

Rob has been directing and putting movies together for over 25 years. He is taking on a passion project to create one of the most influential movies on Mindfulness. He joins the podcast via the magic of Skype to talk about how he began his meditation practice over 10 years ago, his role is interviewing the leading thinkers in meditation (Jon Kabat-Zinn, Deepak Chopra, Goldie Hawn, Daniel Goleman) and how this led to 'The Mindfulness Movement'. The movie has been filmed and is in the process of being edited for an end of year release. Check out the link and show your support: themindfulnessmovement.com 

If you'd like to help create a happier and kinder world then please get involved with Action for Happiness. You can join thousands of others who are helping to spread a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Find out more at actionforhappiness.org for more information about upcoming talks, the courses, the community and previous podcasts episodes (like, subscribe, follow:).

Join the movement. Be the change

Gui - Podcast host
Renaissancepodcast.com

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Carpool Mindfulness

January 4, 2018

What an incredible honour it was to spend time with one of the leading figures in Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn.  His Mindfulness course (MBSR) is being taught all over the globe and his books on Mindfulness have been bestsellers since the 70's. Given that Anh and I have become so passionate about meditation and particularly Mindfulness, we were thrilled to have a back and forth conversation with Jon and really get to discuss the subjects that are important to us.  We talk about the pros and cons of social media, how we found out about Jon's incredible work, the AFH course and the Philosophy of Mindfulness. This is definately a canditate for podcast of the year. 

If you'd like to help create a happier and kinder world then please get involved with Action for Happiness. You can join thousands of others who are helping to spread a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Find out more at actionforhappiness.org for more information about upcoming talks, the courses, the community and previous podcasts episodes. 

Join the movement. Be the change

Gui and Anh

p.s Please gives us a like and a follow if you have enjoyed the content:)

Mark Williamson: Action for Happiness

October 17, 2017

On this episode, we speak to the Action for Happiness Director, Mark Williamson. Mark joins me at the Renaissance Podcast studios and talks about his personal journey, his corporate background, Mindfulness and his introduction to Lord Layard that led him to this incredible charity.  Mark breaks down what Action for Happiness is, it's mission, the courses, the goals, and also reflects on the results and success so far. 

Mark has become a very good friend to both Anh and I, and has played a big role in taking our podcast to the next level.  He leads by example and is dedicating his life to leading the AFH charge and being the change in the world that he wishes to see.

If you'd like to help create a happier and kinder world then please get involved with Action for Happiness. You can join thousands of others who are helping to spread a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Find out more at actionforhappiness.org for more information about upcoming talks, the courses, the community and previous podcasts episodes. 

Join the movement. Be the change

Gui and Anh

p.s Please gives us a like and a follow if you have enjoyed the content:)

 

 

Daniel Goleman: The Science of Meditation

September 19, 2017

What an honour it was to podcast with Daniel.  His knowledge on the brain, Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness is second to none and he is just as wonderful in person as we could have hoped. His latest book, The Science of Meditation (or Altered Traits, as it will be known in the US) is his latest book and we are proud to present our conversation Podcast with him.  This is the first episode on our new Podcast page and we would love your support and a 'follow' on the Podbean page. If you'd like to help create a happier and kinder world then please get involved with Action for Happiness. You can join thousands of others who are helping to spread a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Find out more at actionforhappiness.org. Join the movement. Be the change

Enjoy the Podcast, Gui and Anh

Time stamps: 6:46 Calming reactive emotions, gang culture and Mindfulness. 8:20 The different levels of Meditation. 11:50 The misconceptions of Mindfulness. 15:35 The Amygdala, what is it? 20:20 What is an Altered Trait and is it similar to 'waking up'? 22:55 Mc Mindfulness and technology. 24:53 The DEEP aspects of Mindfulness, the self is an illusion. 31:00 Is Mindfulness the foundation of Emotional Intelligence? 24:00 The concerns of social media. 37:36 What matters most in life?

The Science of Meditation (UK) and Altered Traits (US) can be purchased via Daniels website where you find out about events and talks.  http://www.danielgoleman.info

For the audiobook, go to https://morethansound.net/shop/altered-traits-science-reveals-meditation-mind-brain-body/