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2009-12-03 19:00:00

A doctoral thesis carried out at the University of Granada has proved that a mental training based on mindfulness "“an emotional self-regulating tool that consists in focusing on what we are doing, thinking about or feeling at every moment- helps to fight against psychological diseases such as anxiety, depression, concern or complaints about health, very common among secondary education teachers, and is very positive for emotional regulation. This research work has analyzed the...

2009-11-30 07:00:00

BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MindFree Ventures, the stress management software specialists, has launched 'Stillness Buddy - Stress Reduction', a unique application designed to help office workers and home computer users feel less stressed and work more productively. Stillness Buddy creates very short on-screen breaks, which encourage 'moments of stillness' and 'mindfulness pauses' at regular intervals during the day. Users decide on the duration and...

2009-11-10 18:25:18

Living with pain is stressful, but a surprisingly short investment of time in mental training can help you cope. A new study examining the perception of pain and the effects of various mental training techniques has found that relatively short and simple mindfulness meditation training can have a significant positive effect on pain management. Though pain research during the past decade has shown that extensive meditation training can have a positive effect in reducing a person's awareness...

2009-10-01 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker at The Conference Board's Leadership Excellence Week on October 21. Josh's workshop entitled, "Stop - Reflect - Focus: Leadership and Learning from the Inside Out," brings a novel approach to leading through focused attention. "Technology and the pace of business blow a deluge of information at us and our attention is scattered," says Josh. "The disciplines of reflection, focus and mindfulness enable...

2009-09-23 07:40:34

Primary care physicians who participated in an educational program that included an emphasis on mindful communication reported improvement in personal well-being, emotional exhaustion, empathy and attitudes associated with patient-centered care, according to a study in the September 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education. "Primary care physicians report alarming levels of professional and personal distress. Up to 60 percent of practicing physicians report symptoms of burnout,...

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2009-09-23 07:30:00

Training also improves attitudes about patients and their care Training in mindfulness meditation and communication can alleviate the psychological distress and burnout experienced by many physicians and can improve their well-being, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The training also can expand a physician's capacity to relate to patients and enhance patient-centered care, according to the...

2009-08-07 14:28:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, and people who eat mindfully are less likely to be obese, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The study was prompted by initial findings reported four years ago by Alan Kristal, Dr.P.H., and colleagues, who found that regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people and may promote weight loss in those who are...

2009-08-05 14:00:27

Twenty minutes a day of yoga and meditation performed at an employee's desk reduced stress and improved sleep, a U.S. researcher said. Mindfulness-based stress reduction was established in 1979 to help Massachusetts hospital patients to heal, but it takes up one hour per day for eight weeks supplemented by lengthy weekly sessions and a full-day retreat. Lead author Maryanna Klatt of Ohio State University said a shorter version of the program geared for office workers was also effective....

2009-08-04 12:15:32

Twenty minutes per day of guided workplace meditation and yoga combined with six weekly group sessions can lower feelings of stress by more than 10 percent and improve sleep quality in sedentary office employees, a pilot study suggests.The study offered participants a modified version of what is known as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a program established in 1979 to help hospital patients in Massachusetts assist in their own healing that is now in wide use around the world.In...

2009-08-03 14:30:00

Study suggests that mindful eating can play a key role in long-term weight maintenance Regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, and people who eat mindfully are less likely to be obese, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.The study was prompted by initial findings reported four years ago by Alan Kristal, Dr.P.H., and colleagues, who found that regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people and...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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