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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...

2014-03-28 23:03:56

JUNGA WORLD LLC, a multimedia startup, teaches mindfulness and compassion through pop music and cutting edge animation. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 There’s a new revolution quietly brewing in the entertainment industry, led by artists who seek authenticity over applause, and sincerity over spectacle. These artists are collaborating with a common goal: to create new, positive role models for kids. Confronted with technology evolving at breakneck speeds, these rebels are...

2014-02-03 23:21:19

Learn to embrace the good, the bad and the ugly with a mindfulness retreat led by Dr. Arnie Kozak at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health from March 2-7, 2014. Dr. Kozak combines mindfulness meditation and Buddhist psychology with a narrative creative process called Story Art to teach individuals how to release self-inflicted obstacles. Stockbridge, MA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Perfectionism can be a limiting force in one’s life. When individuals are not mindful of its effects, it can...

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...

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...

2013-09-25 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...

2013-07-23 23:00:13

Dr. Ron Leifer’s “Engagements With The World” blends Buddhism and therapeutic psychology NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 In life, emotional pain can inflict far more anguish than physical injuries, and while wounds can heal, emotional damages can linger on for years, festering unseen until they manifest debilitating psychological symptoms that can leave a person crippled. Their intangible nature means that they are much harder to diagnose and treat than conventional ailments, but...

Loneliness Decreases In Adults Who Use Meditation
2012-08-15 12:59:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Loneliness cannot only be damaging for the psyche, but also has physical impacts. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that a meditation program, completed in a little less than eight weeks, helped decrease loneliness among adults. The UCLA study also finds that mindfulness can also help boost the immune system. The findings, featured in a recent online edition of the journal Brain, Behavior...

2012-07-25 00:17:50

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems – such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's – and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Published in "Brain, Behavior...

2012-07-24 06:26:29

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems -- such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's -- and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that...