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Name Tine Steiss
I speak English
German
Spanish
Age 42
Status In a relationship
Zodiac sign Aries

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I meditate since 2014 and I am an MBSR, mindfulness, and meditation teacher and engineer involved in the happiness.com project, for example, taking care of the https://academy.happiness.com/courses/online-mindful-based-stress-reduction course.

My mission is to support others in discovering their happiness or, even more importantly, handling the ups and downs of life more gracefully. Something I work on myself each day again and again with varying results but an overall positive trend. ;-)
On happiness.com, I can put into action what I've learned through mindfulness and meditation, together with what I learned as a media engineer.
Other than that, friends and family, the village community, gardening, and art projects play important roles in my life too as they keep me connected and grounded.

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Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 20.02.2020 19:39:41
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
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Sitting meditation - a struggle

Hello @tdeplato,
from time to time I struggle as well. What is your main struggle? The posture, the guidance, the voice, the pace?
There might be some insight there to look into with curiosity.
I have added a sitting meditation to the overview led by Jon Kabat-Zinn the founder of MBSR.
Tara Brach also has a simple meditation which is suitable for the beginning of the MBSR course but it's much shorter. https://www.tarabrach.com/meditation-coming-home-breath/

Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in Tools, Practices, Teachers
  • 19.02.2020 9:27:24
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
  • Single
Numerology

Welcome Andrew, I admit I have not yet looked into numerology. I came across this short Harvard MOOC this morning: https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/predictionx-omens-oracles-prophecies maybe it's interesting for you too. 🙂 There's so much interessting stuff out there.

Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 19.02.2020 8:35:52
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
  • Single
Resources for guided meditations

@Udumbara Thank you for pointing this out. I have added them for everyone in the overview (the first post in this topic).

Tine
icon-wio Tine created an event
Virtual Sangha: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Live & Online
We meet for an hour via Zoom.
The first 5 - 10 minutes are a quick introduction to the meditation, followed by 30 min of guided meditation. The remaining time we'll have an open sharing and reflection circle.
We will do mindfulness meditations used in MBSR. For example:
Attention of thoughts and emotions
Body scan
Mountain meditation
When you sign up here for the meditation I will send you a zoom li...
Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 13.02.2020 15:05:51
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
  • Single
Week 6 informal practice: Communication Calendar

@jolaine I can relate 🙂
I am entirely comfortable replacing "shanga of some sort" with "community" - maybe "supportive community."

Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 12.02.2020 18:53:41
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
  • Single
Week 6 informal practice: Communication Calendar

@jolaine what you wrote brought up an old story that I think of often:
In a group sitting with a zen monk many years ago, another participant asked how to get his friend to grow. He can see so many patterns where his friend has potential where he could overcome self-made obstacles and move forward. Sometimes he just wants to shake him. The monk answered: "All you can do is work on yourself and your ability to hold space for others to grow. When and how they grow is up to them alone. All you can Read more… do is work on yourself and hold space for the ones around you."
This story is soothing, but I also sometimes feel the loneliness you referred to, and it's in the story as well. I guess that's why a shanga of some sort - even online here on happiness.com - is so essential for us - to recharge, connect, exchange, open up about our struggles and learn.

Tine
icon-wio Tine created an event
This is a Q&A session for students of the MBSR course and people who are interested in joining the course.
We will talk about our experiences with the practices
Share tips around sticking to the schedule
Clarify questions around the practices
Deepen the theory
Create a supportive and open group atmosphere and mutual support
Tine
icon-wio Tine created an event
Virtual Sangha: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Live & Online
We meet for an hour via Zoom.
The first 5 - 10 minutes are a quick introduction to the meditation, followed by 30 min of guided meditation. The remaining time we'll have an open sharing and reflection circle.
We will do mindfulness meditations used in MBSR. For example:
Attention of thoughts and emotions
Body scan
Mountain meditation
When you sign up here for the meditation I will send you a zoom li...
Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in It's all about happiness
  • 04.02.2020 19:00:30
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
  • Single
Share a weird thing you like to do that makes you happy :)

I have a gigantic mug - almost half a litre. I will sit drinking tea with milk while nibbling on one butter cookie which has chocolate on one side. This will take around 5 minutes, and I will have finished the cookie with the last sip of tea. This is all I do, and it makes me happy — a massive cup of tea and one relatively small cookie.
@Lizzie I am with you regarding the organized drawers - at least some of them :-)

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  • 27.01.2020 10:33:15
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  • Hamburg
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Self-sabotaging behaviour is damaging and can stop you moving forward in life. Discover five reasons why we self-sabotage and five practical ways to stop it. Do you have experience of self-sabotaging your life?
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Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 24.01.2020 12:48:48
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  • Hamburg
  • Single
Week 2 formal practice: Sitting Meditation

What a sweet idea to use a song that sets a positive tone as your alarm 🙂

Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 22.01.2020 20:37:57
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  • Hamburg
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Week 1 formal practice: Body Scan

That sounds so familiar - Tara Brach often asks to relax the forehead at the beginning of her guided meditations, and I regularly find myself thinking "who could possibly be tense there?" only to have this be followed by answering "me"... 😄

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icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 21.01.2020 9:48:08
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  • Hamburg
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Week 2 formal practice: Sitting Meditation

I would suggest trying different positions, maybe sitting on a chair as we do a lot during the day anyway or lying down, some meditate standing up.
Week 5 of the course is explicitly looking at physical pain.

Tine
icon-wio Tine wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 19.01.2020 14:29:16
  • non-binary (42)
  • Hamburg
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Week 1 formal practice: Body Scan

@Roadtorecovery In my experience some days it's easy some days it isn't. Overall I found it to be easier though. 🙂
The goal of the practice is not to relax, though it is an effect it sometimes has. Not being able to relax means that there's tension that can be recognised - that's part of the bodyscan. The main focus is to be aware of what is there in the body with curiosity and without judgement. If there's tension hold the tension in your awareness. Maybe - with friendly curiosity - see if Read more… there's more in the part of the body you are investigating - maybe a tingling, or warmth.

Tine
icon-wio Tine created a topic in Mindfulness & Meditation
The Neuroscience of Meditation
For those who are interested in a more scientific understanding of if, why and how meditation works I can recommend the book "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" by science journalist Daniel Goleman and neuroscientist Richard Davidson which was published in 2017. It's an overview of the state of research up to this date and upholds high standards on the research they take into account as a basis for their book.
I find myself at a strange Read more…intersection between science and spirituality. While I only got into meditation because science suggested that this would be a healthy and happy move through meditation, I also discovered my spiritual side and areas that science can't explain yet like consciousness.
I found this article on medium "Sitting at the intersection of neuroscience and mindfulness" which looks at how the personal experience with meditation could be explained on a scientific level.
What articles/ thoughts do you have around meditation that are rooted in science and venture out into the unknown?
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Tine
Tine @neuguru I can relate to the experiential part. This is what I experienced as well with my meditation practice. In my case, I like explaining it using the example of a gym. If I go to the gym, get all the machines, and how they train muscles thoroughly explained, and then I go home, I will still not improve my fitness. To get fit, I have to do the training myself. @neuguru I can relate to the experiential part. This is what I experienced as well with my meditation practice. In my case, I like explaining it using the example of a gym. If I go to the gym, get all the machines, and how they train muscles thoroughly explained, and then I go home, I will still not improve my fitness. To get fit, I have to do the training myself.
Like · 24.01.2020 13:30:25
neuguru neuguru quote Tine:"I doubt that I fully understand what you are saying 😄 What are the everyday life implications of this that you experience?"
Yes it cannot be shared or advertised only experienced. But if you want to discuss in private you can do so. neuguru quote Tine:"I doubt that I fully understand what you are saying 😄 What are the everyday life implications of this that you experience?"
Yes it cannot be shared or advertised only experienced. But if you want to discuss in private you can do so.
Like · 21.01.2020 15:06:56
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Tine Tine quote Deleted profile:"Thus a conscious entity should focus on offering energy to the soul and thus engage in manifestation of what they want in their physical dimension."
I doubt that I fully understand what you are saying 😄 What are the everyday life implications of this that you experience? Tine quote Deleted profile:"Thus a conscious entity should focus on offering energy to the soul and thus engage in manifestation of what they want in their physical dimension."
I doubt that I fully understand what you are saying 😄 What are the everyday life implications of this that you experience?
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