Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mind over matter

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Linda and Charlie Bloom, Psych Central: “Mindfulness is not something that is only done in the meditation hall, it is also done in the kitchen, in the garden, when we’re on the telephone, when we are driving a car, when we are doing the dishes.” Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness, a term ...

Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma?

When Americans sit down with their families and friends on Thanksgiving, they take the time to be grateful for the food and for each other. But in giving thanks for the good things, we may miss one of the most important benefits of gratitude: A stack of research—including some sponsored ...

Harvard unveils MRI study proving meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s gray matter in 8 weeks

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FeelGuide: Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first ...

The Sharing Effect

People have a strong drive to share experiences with others. This is true in situations where interactions between people are minimal, such as watching a film with a friend at a movie theater, and is especially true in emotional situations like in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Why do ...

Mindfulness program reveals positive results

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Sarah Duggan, EducationHQ: Using mindfulness in the classroom improves students’ self-control, attentiveness and respect for each other, researchers have discovered. The findings come from the Mental Health Foundation’s (MHF) Mindfulness in Schools programme, which saw six schools take part in an eight-week trial requiring teachers to implement 20-minute mindfulness sessions into ...

A mindful gift from Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) to all of us

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Elisha Goldstein, PsychCentral: Last week I wrote about Thich Nhat Hanh’s brain hemorrhage landing him in the hospital. The most recent update from Plum Village shows that while his condition is still in a critical stage he has opened his eyes and even reached out to touch the attendant next ...

The power of kindness (and one surefire way to know if you “get” mindfulness)

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Ed Halliwell, Mindful: In my last blog, I wrote that I had been experimenting with a slightly adapted working definition of mindfulness—“the awareness and approach to life that arises from paying attention on purpose, fully present, with curiosity and compassion.” This is a small shift from the most common modern ...

The Power of Mindfulness: an introductory meditation course begins December 1, 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 December 1, 2014. It’s a four-week meditation course that’s accessible 24 hours ...