Psychologists are exploring complementary therapies and integrated approaches to better treat the complex problem of chronic pain. More effort is being put into studying complementary therapies, including hypnosis, meditation and yoga, that may ease pain with fewer side effects and help people ...
Date Posted: October 25, 2016
Categories: Chronic Pain, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation, Pain ...GO
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 ...
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?
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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?
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. ...
A short breathing exercise is enough to refocus the minds of highly distracted people, new research finds.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.”
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