80. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Jeff Warren

In this episode, author and meditation expert Jeff Warren reveals the art, science, and fun of meditation for the fidgety skeptics among us.

If your interest has been piqued by the buzz around meditation but you haven’t been able (or willing) to develop a meditation practice, then check out Yael’s conversation with Jeff Warren. Jeff is the co-author of the recent best seller, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. In this episode, Jeff discusses:

‧ What “counts” as meditation (hint: satin cushions, an empty mind, and major life changes are not required).

‧ Why equanimity is the “super juice” of meditation.

‧ The benefits (and drawbacks) of incorporating technology into a meditation practice.

‧ How Jeff deals with intense emotions and fidgety-ness in his own meditation practice.

 
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About Jeff Warren

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Jeff is a meditation teacher, writer, founder of the Consciousness Explorers Club, and co-author of the recent best seller, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. In this book, authors Jeff Warren, Dan Harris (ABC News correspondent and Good Morning America co-anchor), and Carlye Adler offer an irreverent exploration of the how’s and why’s of meditation. Jeff and his co-authors translate the science and practice of meditation with wisdom, wit, and by revealing their own personal challenges.

Using his humor and personal touch, Jeff has successfully taught meditation concepts and practices to audiences ranging from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police to squirmy six-year-olds to suspicious journalists. Jeff’s ongoing work includes his Consciousness Explorer’s Club, his weekly YouTube “Do Nothing Project,” and his traveling workshop and book aiming to teach individuals how to start their own local meditation groups using his Community Activation Kit. In addition to Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Jeff is also the author of The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness. He offers guided meditations on the 10% Happier app and is a semi-regular guest on the 10% Happier Podcast.

Resources

To find out more about Jeff (guided meditations, upcoming events, and media), click here.

The Consciousness Explorers Club’s (CEC) “Community Practice Activation Kit”

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics retreat (Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, May 10-12, 2019)

How to Guide Meditation: A Training for Everyone (Toronto, April 5-7, 2019)

The 10% Happier App

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book, by Dan Harris, Jeff Warren, & Carlye Adler

The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness, by Jeff Warren

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works—a True Story, by Dan Harris

The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

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