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2011-09-29 06:00:00

March 24, 2012 Event in San Francisco Features World-Class Lineup of Luminaries for a Ground-breaking Public Conversation SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baumann Foundation (TBF) today announced the launch of a new public event "Being Human 2012: Science, Philosophy and Your Life," where pioneers in the exploration of human nature -- from behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, social anthropology and philosophy -- will come...

2011-09-06 14:00:00

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan Joins Leaders for a Landmark Gathering on the Integration of Mindfulness Practice into American Life Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 ABC News reports that 20 million Americans now practice various forms of meditation. One of the most popular and beneficial is mindfulness practice, which uses simple, universal techniques to cultivate natural qualities of the heart, mind, and body. Americans from all walks of life are discovering the proven benefits of...

2011-08-05 00:00:29

Professional Development Resources has announced the release of a series of new online courses on complementary and alternative medicine. The Florida company, which provides continuing education to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has announced that it is in the process of expanding its offerings on such topics as mindfulness, herbal therapies, and applications of yoga. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August...

2011-08-02 00:00:29

The new educational speaking series, Meet your Mind, will be introducing yet another guest speaker to it's roster this Wednesday, August 3rd from 7pm - 9pm. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 The new educational speaking series, Meet Your Mind, will be introducing yet another guest speaker to it's roster this Wednesday, August 3rd from 7pm - 9pm. The growing popularity of the series has been taking place at NYC's ThinkEasy, an educational, personal and professional development center...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Book receives endorsements of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Myla Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Amy Saltzman and others. 'You Are Not Your Thoughts' was written to inspire children, and adults alike, to learn early and often that they can free themselves of destructive thoughts, emotions and behaviors by simply remembering to be present "“ right here, right now. Chicopee, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Mindfulness is present moment, non-judgmental awareness. It reconnects people to their senses, bringing them into...

2011-05-26 00:00:27

"Search Inside Yourself' Brings Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence to Business and Life San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced the acquisition of "Search Inside Yourself" by Chade-MengTan, the Google engineer who pioneered personal growth training at Google. Gideon Weil, VP and Executive Editor at HarperOne acquired the book with a preemptive offer via the Stephanie Tade Agency. Based on the popular and proven Google...

2011-04-25 14:00:05

Thinking happy thoughts, focusing on the good and downplaying the bad is believed to accelerate recovery from depression, bolster resilience during a crisis and improve overall mental health. But a new study by University of Washington psychologists reveals that pursuing happiness may not be beneficial across all cultures. In a survey of college students, Asian respondents showed no relationship between positive emotions and levels of stress and depression. For European-American participants,...

2011-04-08 08:46:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Since the 1960s, meditation has been the focus of increasing scientific research. In over 1,000 published research studies, various methods of meditation have been linked to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes. Now, meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. "This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the...

2011-02-28 16:16:47

New Research Shows Being Mindful Can Ease Fears of Death and Dying Death can be terrifying. Recognizing that death is inescapable and unpredictable makes us incredibly vulnerable, and can invoke feelings of anxiety, hatred and fear. But new research by George Mason University psychology professor Todd Kashdan shows that being a mindful person not only makes you generally more tolerant and less defensive, but it can also actually neutralize fears of dying and death. "Mindfulness is being open,...

2011-02-24 22:24:44

The body is a dancer's instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation. UC Berkeley researchers tracked how closely the emotions of seasoned meditators and professional dancers followed bodily changes such as breathing and heart rates. They found that dancers who devote enormous time and effort...