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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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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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

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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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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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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Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

If you are feeling a tightness in your chest, faster heartbeat, or shortened breath, you are likely feeling symptoms of anxiety and ...

Oct 2

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Mindfulness Meditation

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Stress reduction from just 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. New research from Carnegie Mellon ...

Jul 8

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management

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Does mindfulness meditation work?

Given the widespread belief that meditation practice is scientifically certified to be good for just about everything, the results of a recent major analysis of the research might come as some surprise.

Jun 12

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Which kind of mindfulness meditation to choose?

Let's say you want to be more mindful - that is, cul­ti­vate inten­tional, non-judgmental atten­tion to each moment. Med­i­ta­tion is the core of mind­ful­ness, but there are many dif­fer­ent forms of med­i­ta­tion. Which one is best ...

May 8

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Just fifteen minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve your ...

Do you have an expensive but uncomfortable pair of shoes or jeans at the back of your cupboard that you never ever wear, but you simply cannot throw away because to do so would be to admit defeat and recognise that you wasted a lot of money? If so, ...

Jan 22

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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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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Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation

With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of ...

Dec 11

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind

Meditation may make us feel calmer while we’re doing it, but do these benefits spill over into everyday life? Desborders et al. (2012) scanned the brains of people taking part in an 8-week meditation program, before and after the course. While ...

Nov 21

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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12 Ways Yoga Meditation Helps Nourish the Body, Brian and Mind

An easy, low cost, nat­ural prac­tice can help us boost our brain power, be health­ier and more spir­i­tu­ally attuned as we age, and improve our qual­ity of life and hap­pi­ness. It could also reduce some of the stag­ger­ing health care ...

Oct 28

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Mindfulness And Loss: The Past Is Just the Past

Imagine this scenario. You've purchased tickets for an outdoor music festival, featuring several of your favorite bands. The tickets are pricey -- $400 -- but it will be an experience to remember. Then, on the morning of the festival, a major storm ...

Sep 3

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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