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Loneliness Decreases In Adults Who Use Meditation
2012-08-15 12:59:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Loneliness cannot only be damaging for the psyche, but also has physical impacts. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that a meditation program, completed in a little less than eight weeks, helped decrease loneliness among adults. The UCLA study also finds that mindfulness can also help boost the immune system. The findings, featured in a recent online edition of the journal Brain, Behavior...

Yoga for Pregnant Women Reduces Depression, Increases Maternal Bond
2012-08-09 14:12:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Slow breathing. Long stretches. These are just a few of the characteristics of yoga. Researchers from the University of Michigan recently revealed that yoga helps pregnant women have less depressive moments and also increases feelings of maternal bonding. The study, featured in a recent issue of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, is particularly helpful for expectant mothers, many of whom suffer from depression....

2012-07-25 00:17:50

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems – such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's – and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Published in "Brain, Behavior...

2012-07-22 23:00:49

Recently launched by Hamish C.J. Holmes, Online-therapy.com assists people with their own mental-health challenges, by leading genuinely interested people from start to finish, through a proven to be highly effective 8-week long online-program of C.B.T. (Cognitive Based Therapy.) The company (http://www.online-therapy.com) who offer the therapy to Clients/Therapists, have recently ended their offer of $250 for the 8-week program (instead of the usual $350.) This offer though, is being...

2012-06-11 18:36:05

An interdisciplinary research project carried out between Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital and the Danish Cancer Society shows that mindfulness-based psychological therapy helps reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients. When being diagnosed with cancer, people will naturally worry about their future, their family and about dying. Actually, no less than 35-40% of cancer patients suffer from significant anxiety and depression symptoms. An interdisciplinary research...

2012-05-04 23:03:07

Psychiatric-mental health nurses´ association honors nurses and promotes mental health with free continuing education on incorporating mindfulness and reflection into nursing practice. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is proud to celebrate the diverse contributions of nurses during National Nurses Week and to raise awareness of the importance of mental health care during Mental Health Month. In particular, APNA is proud to recognize...

2012-03-22 23:02:42

8-week course at San Diego yoga studio for new and experienced participants teaches how to use the wisdom of the mind and body to cope with stress and enhance wellbeing. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Beginning April 27, Radiance Yoga, San Diego, will offer an eight-week workshop in Mindfulness, Yoga & Stress Reduction on Friday evenings at their Mission Hills studio. Participants in the "experiential" workshop will cultivate awareness of stress reactions and practice mindfulness...


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