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2014-04-30 10:42:06

A new KU Leuven study shows for the first time that the dampening or suppression of positive emotions plays an important role in the development of postpartum depression. This has implications for the treatment of depressed mothers. We often forget that depression is characterized by both negative feelings and a lack of positive feelings. Researchers suspect that this may have to do with the way depression-prone individuals deal with positive or happy feelings. These individuals downplay...

2014-04-29 23:18:27

Noah Levine, is the founder of the “Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.” He will appear at Avalon Malibu Treatment Center on June 26, 2014 to discuss his new book "Refuge Recovery - A Buddhist Path To Recovering From Addiction." (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Noah Levine MA is set to appear as a special guest speaker at the Avalon Malibu Treatment Center on June 26, 2014 from 6:30-9pm. The highly sought after author will be on hand to discuss his new book titled,...

2014-04-23 23:16:41

MeditationWithMichael.com announces science-based, secular, efficient one-on-one guided meditation sessions for select tech industry professionals. San Francisco (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Meditation teacher Michael W. Taft has begun offering one-on-one guided meditation sessions for select tech industry professionals. Michael is an author, editor, teacher, and neuroscience junkie living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Being Human, a site for exploring...

2014-04-23 23:13:36

Spring Break is here and children are on a respite from school. While vacations are a time to tune out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Ivy Child International invites families to “tune in” and make a conscious choice to journey within by attending Yoga and Mindfulness Camp on April 21-25 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Ivy Child International and Central Rock Gym are hosting a 5-day inaugural camp for children, ages 6-12, who want to...

2014-04-22 16:26:10

The beta social experiment asks people to adopt a mindful approach to using technology and social media through photography NORTHAMPTON, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are we living in the moment - or just recording and sharing arbitrary experiences on social media? Publisher More Than Sound (morethansound.net) launched MindfulFilter, a social experiment that invites people to take and share photos with intention and purpose. The campaign's goal is to offer people a framework...

2014-04-18 08:21:56

HOUSTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The finding that "Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) reduces depressive symptoms, improves affective control, and improves mindfulness self-efficiency" are not surprising to the Meehl Foundation DBT therapists, who have been using DBT since the start of the foundation in 2005. The step-by-step process of emotional regulation is a core component of DBT rarely taught to the general public let alone people with mental illness. "A randomized,...

2014-04-16 08:26:34

Buddhism-Themed Indie Film, Written/Directed by Gary T. McDonald and Produced by DKZ Films, Resonates with Diverse Bay Area Filmgoers LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "The Fourth Noble Truth" took home the coveted Audience Award for Best American Independent Film from the 17(th) Sonoma International Film Festival on April 6, 2014. The film stars Harry Hamlin (2013 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Mad Men") and Kristen Kerr ("Strictly...

2014-04-04 23:27:46

New England communities soar to new heights on Saturday, April 5th, from 9am-5pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester (65 Tainter Street) by participating in the first annual New England’s Mindful Kids Yogathon hosted by Ivy Child International, open to all children and anyone young at heart. Special programs to also include mindfulness for caregivers and yoga for children with special needs. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 “Every child is a superhero.” That is what Ivy...

Meditation Used As Object Of Medical Research
2014-04-03 16:12:27

Brown University Mindfulness is always personal and often spiritual, but the meditation experience does not have to be subjective. Advances in methodology are allowing researchers to integrate mindfulness experiences with brain imaging and neural signal data to form testable hypotheses about the science — and the reported mental health benefits — of the practice. A team of Brown University researchers, led by junior Juan Santoyo, will present their research approach at 2:45 p.m on...

2014-04-01 13:59:22

Curriculum changes, resilience training lowers anxiety, SLU research shows Removing pressure from medical school while teaching students skills to manage stress and bounce back from adversity improves their mental health and boosts their academic achievement, Saint Louis University research finds. Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., associate dean for curriculum at SLU School of Medicine, is the lead author of the paper, which is published the April edition of Academic Medicine. The problem of...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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