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Latest Mindfulness Stories

2014-01-07 10:46:32

Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues. Many people meditate to cope with stress and promote good health. To counsel patients, clinicians need to know more about meditation programs and how they might affect health outcomes, according to the study background. The review by researchers included 47...

2013-12-31 23:02:21

American culture rewards stressful behaviors, "hard workers" and a 24/7 mentality while empirical evidence shows that stress is a major factor in health problems. Upstart Portland company Sophus Health has addressed this issue by providing healthcare programs that use the radical approach of combining time-honored mindfulness and relaxation practices with state-of-the-art medical resources. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 A new company in Portland, OR is supporting a...

2013-12-26 16:21:35

PEKIN, Ill., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscience is the new buzzword in the world of psychotherapy, yet distinguishing between true innovation and mere speculation can be difficult. In a new program at the 2014 iaedp Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida (February 26-March 2), keynote speakers, Carolyn Costin, MFt, MA, MEd, CEDS and Joan Borysenko, PhD, will share their insights on the integration of science, psychotherapy and spirituality. Brain research can inform therapeutic...

2013-12-16 23:24:36

The American-born Santikaro, prodigy of the 20th century’s most influential ascetic-philosopher monk Buddhadasa, was invited by The Cabin Chiang Mai – Asia’s top inpatient rehab, to talk about how Buddhist principles can be incorporated into the 12 Step treatment model. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 The American-born Santikaro, prodigy of the 20th century’s most influential ascetic-philosopher monk Buddhadasa, was invited by The Cabin Chiang Mai – Asia’s top inpatient rehab, to...

Mindfulness Meditation Found To Result In Gene Expression Changes
2013-12-08 06:55:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online While there have been multiple scientific studies providing evidence that meditation can have a positive influence on a person’s health, new research appearing in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology suggests there may be an actual biological trigger for these therapeutic effects. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with colleagues from France and Spain, report they have discovered the first evidence...

2013-11-26 23:29:52

Leading provider of stress management training, strategies, and education materials, StressStop, promotes stress management tactics to relieve stress in the future. Norwalk, Connecticut (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 In honor of American Diabetes Month, leading provider of stress management training, tactics and education materials, StressStop, promotes stress management strategies to relieve stress in the future. With an influx of Americans suffering from stress and other medical...

Meditation May Help Slow Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease
2013-11-19 06:28:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The biological changes and stress-level reduction caused by meditation could help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related neurodegenerative conditions, researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston claim in a recently-published pilot study. “We know that approximately 50 percent of people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment – the intermediate stage between the...

Implicit Learning Does Not Always Come From Mindful Individuals
2013-11-14 05:21:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People assume that being mindful would be helpful in preventing bad habits, but unfortunately, it also inhibits the formation of good ones. A new study from Georgetown University investigates the impact of implicit learning. At first glance, their discoveries seem counterintuitive. Many people assume that mindful individuals would score higher when testing the ability to recognize patterns among dots than distracted people....

2013-11-05 23:28:34

Weaving together elements of mindfulness and spirit-based practices, an experiential retreat for counselors and psychotherapists, led by Bay Area-based Holos Institute, explores the depths of humans’ relationship to the natural world. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 How does the natural world heal psychological wounds? In what ways are depression, fear and anxiety connected to our relationship to nature? Weaving together elements of mindfulness and spirit-based practices, an experiential...

2013-11-05 23:24:13

MindApps’ “The Mindfulness App”, which helps both new and experienced meditators achieve balance and increase awareness in a hectic and stressful world, has reached the #1 top paid health app in 11 countries. Plus, the app is rapidly climbing the U.S. App Store charts. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Sweden-based MindApps announced today with unexpected swiftness that its groundbreaking The Mindfulness App has become the #1 top paid health app in 11 countries, including:...