How Kindness & Mindfulness Can Change You

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Episode 5 23-minute listen

How Kindness and Mindfulness Can Change You

Mindfulness is having a bit of a moment right now. From meditation to breathing exercises to acts of kindness, many are turning to these means to alleviate stress and anxiety from their lives. But does it actually work? In this episode, we talk with two experts who both say, “absolutely yes.”
A portrait of Ohio State College of Medicine Director, Center for Integrative Medicine Maryanna Klatt
College of Medicine
Maryanna Klatt, PhD
Klatt is a professor of clinical family medicine and director of The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Her research focus has been to develop and evaluate feasible, cost-effective ways to reduce the risk of stress-related chronic illness for both adults and children.
A portrait of Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences professor Jennifer Cheavens
College of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Cheavens, PhD
Cheavens is a professor of psychology who is interested in the treatment of mood and personality disorders – including how to use human strengths and flourishing to help those with depression and anxiety. She has studied how hope, kindness and gratitude interventions can help treatment outcomes.

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