Stressed at School? Art Therapy Reduces Teenage Girls' Headaches

High levels of stress experienced by youths are mainly due to pressure from schooling. As a result, schools have implemented mindfulness-based programs for their students to de-stress. Art-based mindfulness has been proven to be one of the more ...

Aug 1

Categories: Mindfulness, Stress Management

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Teens Who Struggle To Differentiate Their Negative Emotions Are More ...

When we experience negative emotions and have difficulties identifying them, we are less able to deal with our feelings effectively. Individuals who are less adept in figuring out exactly what kind of negative emotion they are currently feeling ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Stress Management

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Stress Reduction Benefits from Petting Dogs, Cats

Many youths derive enjoyment from playing with their furry friends, and some universities have implemented programs that enable college students to interact with dogs and cats in an effort to reduce their stress. Besides the students’ subjective ...

Jul 18

Categories: Stress Management

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Preliminary Evidence That Stress Makes Negative Memories Less ...

Stress can reduce our ability to remember negative events, according to researchers from Harvard University.

Jul 2

Categories: Stress Management

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The Paradox of Choice

People like having many options. We like having the freedom to choose for ourselves instead of being forced into a corner. However, having an array of choices may not necessarily be better, in fact, we may even find ourselves more stressed when it ...

Oct 3

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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Why People Stay Despite Hurricane Warnings

Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas in the United States soon, and like many others before it, many are choosing to stay behind despite the warnings of possible heavy consequences.

Sep 15

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Stress Management

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Early stress is linked to brain maturation

A longitudinal study that lasted for 20 years was carried out by Radboud University regarding brain maturation. The researchers found that early exposure to stress leads to accelerated brain maturation during adolescence, and late exposure to stress ...

Jun 18

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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Compassion Meditation Training reduces distress of observers in the ...

Compassion meditation training helps to relieve health professionals' stress when they encounter patients who are in pain. The meditation training works by increasing their compassion towards and understanding of the patient's experience.

May 30

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Self-Care / Self ...

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School-Based Yoga Can Help Children Better Manage Stress and Anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new study.

May 16

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Stress Management

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Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

Scientists recommend letting your child get dirty: According to their research, being out in the wild can improve a child’s physical and mental resilience. Dirt makes us psychologically strong!

Nov 10

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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How to Take (Better) Breaks

So far surprisingly little research investigated employee breaks at work, and even less research provided prescriptive suggestions for better workday breaks in terms of when, where, and how break activities are most beneficial. After analyzing data ...

Nov 1

Categories: Other, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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The Importance of Work-life Balance

Taking control of your work-life balance: Find out why it is important; whether you have a good balance; and how to improve it!

Oct 25

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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Top Tips to De-stress Your Commute

From crowded platforms to rush hour traffic, delayed trains to pouring rain – your daily commute can be stressful. So take matters into your own hands and use these tips to help make your journey a little easier.

Oct 23

Categories: Mindfulness, Relaxation techniques, Stress Management, Workplace ...

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