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Going Deeper

If you have taken the 5-Day Mindfulness Challenge, the videos below offer you a chance to go deeper into the research that has proven the benefits of mindfulness.

Free Mindfulness Videos

Dr. Vaughn, Owner of the Austin Mindfulness Center, offers a free preview of her upcoming online course on mindfulness.


Online Course Preview

Are you curious about what mindfulness is, or interested in going a little deeper into understanding the research that proves its benefits? If so, these videos will be perfect for you. 

While Dr. Vaughn continues to work on the development of this course, these videos will be made available for free. If you'd like to be notified when this course is available, just sign up for the 5-Day Mindfulness Challenge below. 


Mindfulness Lesson #1 - Introduction

Dr. Vaughn shares her own experience with mindfulness and why she is so passionate about it.

If you have heard of mindfulness, perhaps you have no idea why it is so popular and why it might be helpful for you. Or if you have never heard of it, we invite you to encounter it for the first time. In this introductory video, you will learn how Dr. Vaughn came to know mindfulness and how it could be used to help her clients deal with the stress of life as well as with mental health conditions. She will describe the benefits that she discovered in her own life, as well as the benefits that you can expect to see.


Mindfulness involves several key components that must be covered in order for the learner to truly know and experience it. Aside from learning the what and why of mindfulness, Dr. Vaughn covers the how. She also explains how daily practice is a key aspect of becoming more mindful.

Mindfulness Lesson #2 - What is Mindfulness?

Dr. Vaughn explains mindfulness in a way that we can all understand it.

You may be surprised to learn that you already have mindfulness within you! Yes, mindfulness is an innate resource that we all possess; we simply need to understand what it is and how to access it to more fully experience it’s powerful benefits.


In this video, Dr. Vaughn will go deeper into the what of mindfulness. By the end of the video you should expect to have a clear understanding of the basic concepts. She will present the definition of mindfulness and break down each component in language that everyone can understand.


It is very important to understand that mindfulness is not just about what we learn and understand in our thinking brain, but what we experience through our senses. Dr. Vaughn takes you through some examples in which you will be able to experience mindfulness for yourself.


This lesson will go much deeper into the ideas about what mindfulness is and what it is NOT. Finally, you will learn a very basic mindfulness practice that does not involve setting a timer or sitting still with your eyes closed!

Mindfulness Lesson #3 - Mindlessness

Dr. Vaughn uses the idea of mindlessness to help explain what mindfulness is not.

In this lesson Dr. Vaughn will paint a picture of the opposite of mindfulness. Don’t be surprised if you learn that this is actually how you live your life most of the time. We all do! The key is to not be frustrated with yourself if this sounds familiar. After all, being patient with ourselves is one of the most important aspects of being mindful.


Without taking you on a guilt trip, Dr. Vaughn will explain the dangers of living life in the “autopilot” mode. She will point out various pitfalls of this way of being that contributes to our everyday suffering. Dr. Vaughn will explain why the strong desire to control so many aspects of our lives results in a lack of fulfillment.

Mindfulness Lesson #4 - Why Mindfulness?

Dr. Vaughn covers the body of scientific research that has shown the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice.

Scientific research is showing us that mindfulness practice has significant impacts on the brain and its functioning. Just as exercise benefits the body in many positive ways, mindfulness practice benefits the brain in amazing ways that we are just beginning to understand.


In this lesson, Dr. Vaughn backs up her enthusiasm for mindfulness with some amazing research findings. Don’t just take our word for it, but learn how mindfulness practice is being shown to have major impacts on our physical and emotional wellbeing via key research findings. Have you ever heard of a telomere? Stay tuned to find out what it is and how it is being shown to be impacted by mindfulness practice.

How Can I Take the Mindfulness Course?

The development of Dr. Vaughn's online course has been suspended while we continue to build the Austin Mindfulness Center. If you suffer from severe anxiety and are interested in learning more about how mindfulness can help release you from the grip of panic, we recommend requesting therapy at the Austin Mindfulness Center. You can request an appointment with Dr. Vaughn.

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