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Latest Mindfulness Stories

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:...

2013-11-04 10:29:23

A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that people who are aware of and their own thoughts and emotions are less affected by positive feedback from others. The study, authored by UTSC PhD candidate Rimma Teper, finds that individuals high in trait mindfulness show less neural response to positive feedback than their less mindful peers. ”These findings suggest that mindful individuals may be less affected by immediate rewards and fits well with the idea that...

2013-10-29 23:20:38

Featuring neuroscience, in-class mindfulness instruction, training for educators by Mindful Schools, and interviews about why mindfulness belongs in education, "Healthy Habits of Mind" is a powerful resource for anyone making the case to use mindfulness in schools or at youth service providers. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 A new online documentary film called “Healthy Habits of Mind” shows how secular mindfulness meditation practices can transform the educational...

2013-10-25 10:24:14

Teacher well-being, efficacy, burnout-related stress, time-related stress and mindfulness significantly improve when teachers participate in the CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) for Teachers program, according to Penn State researchers. CARE is a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to reduce stress and improve teachers' performance and classroom learning environments, developed by the Garrison Institute, a New York-based non-profit...

Blood Pressure Intervention Through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
2013-10-16 04:37:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) effectively lowers blood pressure for patients with borderline high blood pressure or "prehypertension." "Our results provide evidence that MBSR, when added to lifestyle modification advice, may be an appropriate complementary treatment for BP in the prehypertensive range," writes Joel W. Hughes, PhD, of Kent State University and colleagues. The study included 56 male and female...

2013-10-09 23:04:53

An app helping individuals build a path to wellness and lasting recovery from addiction, emotional eating and other compulsive behaviors is now available on iOS devices. Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Version 1.2 of the Recovery Key App (RK) is now available. This app offers an individualized path to lasting behavioral changes and wellness by focusing on personally meaningful goals and values, trigger and stress management. The app was designed by Ilona Phillips, an...

2013-09-25 23:19:07

Innovative approach pioneered by Better Education, Inc. adapts principles of mindfulness to field of admissions consulting. San Francisco Bay Area, California (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Strolling through UC Berkeley’s campus on a warm, cloudless day, Alex Thaler points to a verdant expanse of grass near Morrison Hall, where the university’s music department is located. “That glade was sort of like my Walden Pond,” he says, smiling. “As an undergraduate student I spent many...