Hugh Byrne has practiced meditation for 30 years and completed a four-year meditation teacher training program with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and other senior Insight Meditation teachers in 2000. Hugh also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a certified practitioner in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body approach to healing trauma. Hugh has a law degree from London University and a PhD from UCLA, and worked for more than two decades in the field of human rights and social justice. He is the lead meditation teacher in the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience (CBR) training for Syrian refugee aid workers in Jordan. Hugh is also the author of The Here-and-Now Habit and teaches classes and retreats in the Washington, DC, area, throughout the United States and internationally. He is also a popular teacher on Insight Timer, with 20+ meditations for you to listen to! Feeling stressed? Press play on this episode and meditate along with the Time4Coffee team to get started on your mindfulness journey.
*****Hugh holds meditation retreats nationally and internationally to really calm your mind. Greece and Cuba are the destinations for the retreats in 2019. Check out his website to find out more.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What the difference is between mindfulness and meditation
- How mindfulness can make you more self-aware
- How both positive and negative habits form
- How anxiety originates and how you can combat it effectively
- How mindfulness can be the key to solving your work-related problems
- How scientific research proves that meditation can and will help you deal with stressful thoughts, anxiety, depression, and even psoriasis
- Why being kind and compassionate to yourself is key to overcoming negative habit
- What a typical guided meditation session is really like — join us in experiencing one led by Hugh!
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