51 episodes

Welcome! Most people struggle with stress and feel overwhelmed when they can't keep up with life's demands. If you are battling stress over competing demands from work, home or both and would love to find relief from the onslaught of daily strains and pressures, this show can help. Jude Johnson, is a licensed therapist who teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which has been shown to help with stress, pain and illness. This show provides effective tips for stress reduction and includes a guided meditation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/support

A Keen Mind | Stress Reduction | Mindfulness | Meditation Jude Johnson, MA, LMFT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Welcome! Most people struggle with stress and feel overwhelmed when they can't keep up with life's demands. If you are battling stress over competing demands from work, home or both and would love to find relief from the onslaught of daily strains and pressures, this show can help. Jude Johnson, is a licensed therapist who teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which has been shown to help with stress, pain and illness. This show provides effective tips for stress reduction and includes a guided meditation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson/support

    #51: Finding Hope and Healing

    #51: Finding Hope and Healing

    2020 and the start to this New Year has been incredibly stressful with over half a million COVID-19 deaths in the United States and over 2.4 million worldwide. We face continued political divisions, disruptions, uncertainty, and mental health and substance abuse crises. In this episode, we explore how to find hope and healing in the midst of continued uncertainty, disruptions, and crises. I share several Martin Luther King Jr. quotes as a way to honor his service and sacrifice to bring about justice, equality, and unity. 

    Several therapeutic approaches for anxiety, trauma, and depression were discussed during this episode. Brainspotting is a mind/body therapeutic approach that helps process trauma stored in the subcortical brain.  This approach was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D., and over 13,000 therapists have completed professional training. To learn more or find a certified Brainspotting therapist visit https://brainspotting.com/.  I also mentioned Eye Movement Reprocessing Desensitization (EMDR),  Somatic Experiencing (SE) as well as Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) as effective approaches in treating trauma. If you need a therapist who is trained in Brainspotting, EMDR, SE or IFS visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/ or https://www.goodtherapy.org/ and there you will be able to filter your search by type of therapy.  

    If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation

    I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online before downloading the app.  Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial.

    Input the following link: https://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/meditatewithjude
    Create a login or the automatic login options like Facebook or Google.
    Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android)
    You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version

    Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show on 10 other platforms or subscribe through Apple Podcasts below.  

    If you would like to support the show, your donations are appreciated and not expected.  If you find value and wish to donate, I am deeply grateful. https://anchor.fm/jude-johnson  

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    • 38 min
    #50: How to Enjoy the Holidays in 2020

    #50: How to Enjoy the Holidays in 2020

    In this episode, you will learn practical strategies for finding joy and peace during the 2020 Holiday season.  I explore how we can gather together with the intention to cultivate a sense of unity and connection while maintaining healthy boundaries.  Following this talk, there will be a guided meditation. May you all find peace and happiness this holiday season.

    If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation

    I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online prior to downloading the app.  Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial.


    Input the following link: https://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/meditatewithjude

    Create a login or the automatic login options like Facebook or Google.

    Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android)

    You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version


    I am a meditation teacher on Yoga Vibes which is a platform that provides on-demand video for yoga and meditation instruction.  There are over 2000 classes with a variety of teachers and styles.   If you would like the flexibility to practice yoga at home or when you’re traveling you can try Yoga Vibes for free for 15 days. Use the coupon code judejohnson and you’ll save $50 off giving you on a 1 years subscription for 149.95. Check out https://www.yogavibes.com to learn more.

    Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show on 10 other platforms or subscribe through Apple Podcasts below.

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    • 28 min
    #49: Sleep Meditation

    #49: Sleep Meditation

    This episode is a sleep meditation and the first one I've recorded.  I hope you find this mediation helpful for getting to sleep and staying asleep.  I didn't record an introduction or anything additional with this episode, so that you can listen anytime you need to transition into sleep. 

    If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling (all sessions are teletherapy for now) or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation

    I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online prior to downloading the app.  Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial.

    Input the following link: https://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/meditatewithjude Create a login or the automatic login options like Facebook or Google. Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android) You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version

    I am a meditation teacher on Yoga Vibes which is a platform that provides on-demand video for yoga and meditation instruction.  There are over 2000 classes with a variety of teachers and styles.   If you would like the flexibility to practice yoga at home or when you’re traveling you can try Yoga Vibes for free for 15 days. Use the coupon code judejohnson and you’ll save $50 off giving you on a 1 years subscription for 149.95. Check out https://www.yogavibes.com to learn more.

    Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show on 10 other platforms or subscribe through Apple Podcasts below.


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    • 16 min
    #48: Effective Tips for Improving Sleep

    #48: Effective Tips for Improving Sleep

    In this episode, you'll learn effective tips for improving sleep so you can wake up feeling more refreshed and energized.  I cover the benefits of setting a schedule,  what to do if you can't fall asleep, and much more.  Many people are finding it difficult to get restful sleep amidst stress from rising COVD-19 cases, political divisions, and a mental health crisis.  These tips are not intended to be a replacement for medical care.  If you continue to have trouble with sleep, please seek out support from your doctor and or a therapist who is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.  I did not provide a guided meditation in this episode, however, you will find a stand-alone sleep meditation in episode #49. 

    If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling (all sessions are teletherapy for now) or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation

    I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online prior to downloading the app.  Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial.


    Input the following link: https://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/meditatewithjude
    Create a login or the automatic login options like Facebook or Google.
    Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android)
    You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version

    I am a meditation teacher on Yoga Vibes which is a platform that provides on-demand video for yoga and meditation instruction.  There are over 2000 classes with a variety of teachers and styles.   If you would like the flexibility to practice yoga at home or when you’re traveling you can try Yoga Vibes for free for 15 days. Use the coupon code judejohnson and you’ll save $50 off giving you on a 1 years subscription for 149.95. Check out https://www.yogavibes.com to learn more.

    Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show on 10 other platforms or subscribe through Apple Podcasts below.


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    • 13 min
    #47: Becoming More Resilient and Developing a Positive Mindset

    #47: Becoming More Resilient and Developing a Positive Mindset

    This episode explores three ways to reduce stress that will help you become more resilient and develop a positive mindset.  I will cover the power of finding joy in movement, shaking meditation, as well as how to bring more mindful attention and focus to what we're able to control in our lives. Following this brief talk, there will be a guided meditation.

    I have an upcoming online class Mindfulness Intro - Being Mindful Together starting August 6th @ 6:30pm.  TO learn more and or register visit https://akeenmind.com/services-3/beingmindfultogether/

    If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling services (currently offering teletherapy sessions only) visit http://akeenmind.com/services-3/mindfulness-based-psychotherapy/

    I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online prior to downloading the app. Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial. Input the following link: https://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/meditatewithjude Create a login or the automatic login options like Facebook or Google. Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android) You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version.

    I am a meditation teacher on Yoga Vibes which is a platform that provides on-demand video for yoga and meditation instruction. There are over 2000 classes with a variety of teachers and styles. If you would like the flexibility to practice yoga at home or when you’re traveling you can try Yoga Vibes for free for 15 days. Use the coupon code judejohnson and you’ll save $50 off giving you on a 1 years subscription for 149.95. Check out https://www.yogavibes.com to learn more.


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    • 24 min
    #46 Being Mindful of Race

    #46 Being Mindful of Race

    This episode explores how to become more mindful of race.  We explore some of the research on racial bias and how we can help facilitate healing racial divisions, through curiosity, mindful listening and compassion.  I apologize in advance for any oversights or biases caused by my own misperceptions about race. We are seeing immense suffering in our country and in our world over racial injustice, domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse, mental illness,  and all to the backdrop of 120 thousand plus deaths due to COVID-19.  Overwhelming stress brings our individual and societal wounds to the surface.  Following this talk, there will be a guided meditation that focuses on compassion for self and others.

    If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling services (currently offering teletherapy sessions only) visit http://akeenmind.com/services-3/mindfulness-based-psychotherapy/

    I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online prior to downloading the app. Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial. Input the following link: https://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/meditatewithjude Create a login or the automatic login options like Facebook or Google. Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android) You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version.

    I am a meditation teacher on Yoga Vibes which is a platform that provides on-demand video for yoga and meditation instruction. There are over 2000 classes with a variety of teachers and styles. If you would like the flexibility to practice yoga at home or when you’re traveling you can try Yoga Vibes for free for 15 days. Use the coupon code judejohnson and you’ll save $50 off giving you on a 1 years subscription for 149.95. Check out https://www.yogavibes.com to learn more.


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    • 29 min

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