Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Power of Mindfulness: an introductory meditation course begins October 6, 2014

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Do you want to be calmer, happier, and experience more freedom from stress? Mindfulness has been clinically proven to reduce stress, promote feelings of wellbeing, and improve mental and physical health. The next Power of Mindfulness online course starts October 6, 2014. It’s a four-week meditation course that’s accessible 24 hours ...

How to calm your brain and find peace during a busy day

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Amy Capetta, Today.com: The positive power of meditation has made the news once again. Research from Carnegie Mellon University states that practicing mindfulness meditation for 25 minutes per session for three consecutive days can alleviate psychological stress. An analysis of previous studies compiled earlier this year showed this type of ...

Your brain on meditation

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Brittany Dingler, The Skidmore News: Generally, meditation is a mindfulness-based practice in which an individual sits quietly, focuses on breathing, and tries to clear their mind of any distracting thoughts or worries. Some meditators even choose to supplement their meditation practice with repeated mantras (think “ohmmm…”) or visualization (“imagine you’re ...

Your brain on meditation

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Brittany Dingler, The Skidmore News: Generally, meditation is a mindfulness-based practice in which an individual sits quietly, focuses on breathing, and tries to clear their mind of any distracting thoughts or worries. Some meditators even choose to supplement their meditation practice with repeated mantras (think “ohmmm…”) or visualization (“imagine you’re ...

The mindfulness boom and its modern misconceptions

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Worldcrunch: Invented by Buddhist monks, secularized and developed by Western science, mindfulness seems to be everywhere. But the aim is to make the most of life, not to seek nirvana. In 1979, a stressed-out molecular biologist took a Buddhist meditation technique, removed its mysticism, and transplanted it to an American university ...

Mindfulness may benefit migraine

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Pauline Anderson, Medscape: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can be a safe and effective means of lessening the effect of migraine headache and can be carried out while patients continue to take migraine medication, results of a pilot study suggest. “Although the small sample size of this pilot trial did not provide ...

How 20 minutes of meditation a day helped me deal with my anxiety

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Rachel Gillett, Fast Company: Like most people with a brain and a pulse, my life can feel pretty stressful. We may be lying to ourselves about how busy we really are, but the stress we feel from our always-on lives is real. And while “mindfulness” has become more of a cliché ...

Kent State and Penn get $3.6 million from feds to study serenity

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Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland.com: Niles Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan — who has become a congressional evangelist for a meditation technique known as “mindfulness” and even authored a book on the subject — announced today that universities in Northeast Ohio and Philadelphia will get $3.6 million from the National Institutes of Health ...