Why mindfulness is better than chocolate

Michie, a meditation coach and best-selling author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, Buddhism ...

Aug 22

Categories: Mindfulness

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Why Be Present

It is normal for our minds to wander. Whether we are in conversation, at work, or doing day-to-day activities, we have a tendency to think about the past or the future. When we do this, we are more prone to anxiety and depression. By practicing ...

Jul 27

Categories: Mindfulness

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Can a little loving kindness improve our mental health?

Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression. But can it improve mental wellbeing in young people?

May 28

Categories: Meditation, Mindfulness

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Syndromes with Surprising Psychotherapy Solutions

Most people now acknowledge that the mind and body are inextricably linked, and problems in one are often related to problems in the other. Yet some bodily complaints seem so physically based that it is hard to imagine that any kind of talk therapy ...

May 18

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mindfulness

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Mindful eating makes smaller portions more satisfying

Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant that serves tiny portions and found that, in spite of the paltry servings, you felt satisfied afterwards and the food seemed unusually tasty? If so, you might have engaged in what psychologists call ...

May 6

Categories: Mindfulness

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Daydreaming related to well-being

Daydreaming is often associated with lapses of attention, memory loss and depression. Daydreaming consumes as much as 50% of our awaken state. If it is maladaptive, it might be disastrous. Whether daydreaming is good for one, it depends on your ...

Apr 17

Categories: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness at work

At work can seem like the hardest place to practice mindfulness given the many demands and responsibilities we have to manage on a daily basis. Yet in the office is where we stand to really benefit from being mindful.

Apr 7

Categories: Mindfulness, Workplace Issues

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Improving Attention and Ability to Focus

“Even though we all make a lot of attentional errors and we have difficulty focusing, there’s -some potential for those abilities to improve.” - Dr Nicholas Turk-Browne

Mar 7

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Training the Mind Not to Wander

A wandering mind can lead to accidents and lost productivity. Now, a study finds that real-time brain monitoring can be used to help people regain focus.

Feb 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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How Mindfulness Training Affects Health

Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear.

Feb 16

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Thought of Controlling your Dreams?

Have you ever realised that you were dreaming while you were in a dream? This is also known as lucid dreaming. New research have shown that lucid dreaming leads to better problem-solving abilities. Pbetter problem-solving abilities, new research ...

Jan 31

Categories: Mindfulness

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Techniques for a clear and happy mind

On an average day we have around 50,000 thoughts and 12,000 internal conversations. A busy mind can be detrimental to your happiness. It leads to clutter, mistakes being made and opportunities being lost, not to mention stressed individuals with a ...

Jan 27

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to ...

Nov 29

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mindfulness

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Bringing Mindfulness Into Therapy

Many therapists have come to regard cultivating moment-to-moment awareness as a curative mechanism that transcends diagnosis, addresses underlying causes of suffering, and serves as an active ingredient in most effective psychotherapies. The ...

Sep 15

Categories: Mindfulness

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The view from within the mind studied from without

Paying attention or mindfulness comes naturally to all of us and is our birth right yet many humans have to be taught all over again how to stay anchored and undistracted in the present moment. This has presumably always been the case but in the ...

Jun 23

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness

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