What eight weeks of mindfulness training do to your brain

Practising mindfulness - spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way - has been associated with many beneficial outcomes, including reduced anxiety and improved decision making (although note, there ...

Oct 21

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The Psychology of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is currently a hot topic in psychology, and beyond. Given the wealth of research on mindfulness, as well as dissenting opinions regarding the efficacy and effectiveness of mindfulness, what exactly is mindfulness?

Oct 20

Categories: Meditation, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality, New Study Says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.

Sep 23

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness, Spirituality

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How Schools are using Mindful Eating to fight Eating Disorders

Mindful eating invites participants to "pay attention" to the food in front of them and engage their five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) before consuming a single morsel. This mindfulness practice builds the children's awareness of ...

Sep 3

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health Psychology, Mindfulness

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Healing power of communal gardening Gardening

Horticultural therapy - which encourages a person to visit green spaces and join guided group gardening activities - can have mental and physical health benefits. This is the interim finding of an ongoing local study, called Effects Of ...

Aug 11

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Mindfulness for Children May Prevent Anxiety and Mental Illness

A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) explores how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques such as meditation, quiet reflection, and facilitator-led discussion, may serve as an adjunct to pharmacological ...

Aug 3

Categories: Anxiety, Mindfulness

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Mindfulness can make you healthier

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention – in an intentional and nonjudgmental way – to your own thoughts and feelings. Being more aware of your own self leads to reduced stress and increased positive emotions. But, it can also lead to better ...

May 24

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Can mindfulness therapy be more useful than drugs?

Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?

May 20

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How to Listen to Your Emotions

Emotions "seek to serve and empower us to explore the world safely and make meaning of our experience in it," said Deb Hannaford, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pasadena and Monrovia, Calif. Emotions are valuable sources of information. ...

Apr 23

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The most distracted people can refocus with this simple excercise

A short breathing exercise is enough to refocus the minds of highly distracted people, new research finds.

Apr 21

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Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier ...

A pilot study showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight.

Apr 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Daydreaming: The best ever productivity hack?

Daydreaming, wool-gathering, zoning-out, everybody does it. It’s a guilty pleasure, universally considered to be a waste of time, the realm of the slacker, an enemy of productivity. Recent research, however may change our perspectives.

Dec 7

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Food prices influence how we judge food quality

When it comes to food quality, you get what you pay for, right? Not necessarily. According to a new study, price influences how we judge the quality of foods, but it may not be a true reflection of how good the product is.

Dec 1

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Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Negativity

While mindfulness has previously been found to reduced negative rumination, recent studies show that mindfulness meditation is also able to reduce cognitive emphasis on negativity.

Oct 2

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3 Steps for Tolerating the Pain of Painful Emotions

People “who accept pain in life move through it faster rather than [individuals who] resist [it],” Cash said. Again, “Not dealing with it and avoiding painful feelings guarantees they will circle back.”

Oct 1

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation, Pain management

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