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Apps to foster your Meditation and Mindfulness [VIDEO]

Photo from Flickr, used with permission under creative commons license.

Photo from Flickr, used with permission under creative commons license.

Mindfulness or awareness is the „spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that, according to the teaching of the Buddha, is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment“ (wikipedia). Both social workers and their clients can benefit from the use of mindfulness in social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Ever thought about supporting your exercises on mindfulness with your smartphone? Mindful took a look at the iPhone and Android apps to find out which do a good job. There are three apps that Stephany Tlalka recommends:

Have a closer look at the article Mindfulness: Apps for That? for detailed reviews or check them out yourself using the links above. Here is a short impression of one of the apps:

[youtube http://youtu.be/UN1mQ8lku-8]
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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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