Mindfulness-Based Meditation Helps Teenagers with Cancer

Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention led by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s ...

Mar 19

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mindfulness

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An Antidote for Mindlessness

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with ...

Feb 10

Categories: Mindfulness

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Does Mindfulness Meditation Training help adults with ADHD?

As aware­ness of ADHD in adults increases, so do efforts to develop effec­tive treat­ments for adults that can com­ple­ment, or sub­sti­tute for, med­ica­tion. One promis­ing treat­ment is mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion train­ing. In ...

Dec 11

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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CHANGE HABITS: Breaking Bad Behaviours

A habit, either good or bad is an automatic behavior that we engage in without thinking. So how do we change it?

Dec 10

Categories: Addictions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Control Issues, Mindfulness

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Too Aware? The Downside of Mindfulness Revealed

"Mindfulness" is the watchword of gurus and lifestyle coaches everywhere. But too much awareness could prevent the formation of good habits, new research suggests. People high in mindfulness — a state of active attention to what's going on in ...

Nov 22

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Mindful individuals less affected by immediate rewards

A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that people who are aware of and their own thoughts and emotions are less affected by positive feedback from others. The study, authored by UTSC PhD candidate Rimma Teper, finds that ...

Nov 4

Categories: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness training improves attention in children

A short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. These are the findings of a study carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr Michelle Ellefson at the University of Cambridge. Dominic ...

Sep 9

Categories: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness: What You May Not Know

I've had the privilege of leading hundreds of mindfulness groups over the years as well as retreats and all-day mindfulness workshops for professionals and the general public. When I ask participants and people in audiences questions relating to ...

Aug 1

Categories: Mindfulness

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A Quick Exercise to Calm Your Brain

It happens to all of us. Our brains are wired to get caught up in the routine of everyday life. It seems like the older we get, the more responsibilities we have and the easier it is to practice that continuous fractured attention that we’ve all ...

Jun 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school ...

Mindfulness – a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel – could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote wellbeing among school children, according to a new study ...

Jun 20

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Riddle of Consciousness

A few weeks ago, while staying with my in-laws, my four-month-old son woke up at two-thirty in the morning. He was hungry, and, knowing that he would not be coaxed back to sleep without a bottle, I brought him downstairs to the kitchen, where his ...

Jun 11

Categories: Mindfulness

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