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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...

2009-06-02 08:00:00

ESCONDIDO, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is one of the world's foremost spiritual teachers, will embark on a teaching tour of the United States in the autumn of 2009. During his time in America, Nhat Hanh will lead five mindfulness retreats, three public talks and several Days of Mindfulness, including one in association with the Omega Institute in New York. His...

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2008-12-01 09:55:11

Study finds mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as effective as anti-depressant medication Research shows for the first time that a group-based psychological treatment, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression. In a study, published today (1 December 2008) in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, MBCT proved as effective as maintenance anti-depressants in preventing a relapse and...

2008-10-08 09:00:12

By HOWARD COHEN Our worries. They're pounding like Beethoven's Fifth: Bailouts, buyouts. Recession, depression. Enter the meditative practice of mindfulness. Born of Buddhist roots, it's increasingly recognized as a measure to calm the mind's chatter and elevate the brain's thinking and organizational processes. Mindfulness seminars. Mindfulness books. A place in Virginia Beach - the labyrinth paved into a patio at the Association for Research and Enlightenment - where visitors can...


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