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Mindfulness therapy could make antidepressant drugs obsolete

4/26/2015 - As a society, we don't seem to understand exactly what depression is any more. So many cases of "depression" are really voids within that we are trying to fill. Perhaps this depression represents parts of us that have been taken away or left behind that we are simply seeking to get back. Maybe our depression...

Attentive mindfulness makes people 83% more likely to have good cardiovascular health, study shows

11/13/2014 - Attentive mindfulness approaches for better health has popped up in various studies and medical practices, but it doesn't have the PR machinery or big bucks to promote its values. It doesn't help Big Pharma make money, and it doesn't help doctors have more clients and hospitals have more patients....

Mindfulness training improves diabetes symptoms and blood sugar levels

8/25/2014 - It's easy to let current circumstances in our lives dictate our thoughts and feelings. When a problem arises, if we get sick, we are quick to blame it on anything but ourselves. In this way, we are undermining the power of our own thoughts and intentions at work, in us and around us, guiding our present...

Just a few moments of meditation a day found to have profound, near-instant benefits on stress reduction

7/11/2014 - So-called "mindfulness meditation" has become increasingly popular as a method of improving your mental and physical health, but most of the research that supports or substantiates its benefits has primarily focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon...

Online mindfulness courses can reduce stress, anxiety and depression

4/18/2014 - Online mindfulness instruction can provide just as much benefit as in-person courses in reducing stress, anxiety and even depression, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and the UK Mental Health Foundation, and published in the journal BMJ Open in November 2013. The...

Mindfulness meditation improves decision-making skills

3/14/2014 - A recent series of studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can improved decision making, by reducing the tendency to allow unrecoverable prior losses to influence current choices. Mindfulness meditation is a practice typically aimed at clearing one's mind, usually achieved by sitting quietly...

Mindfulness is the key to great health

9/14/2013 - There are tons of advice out there about what great health is and how to attain it. Rightfully, we spend time and energy pursuing our health goals which are often only a heartbeat away. Those who are new to the journey or even some who are not so new can find staying on the path to be challenging. With...

Your body on meditation - the benefits are undeniable and endless

6/16/2013 - More than just a modern cultural fad, mindfulness meditation is increasingly proving to be a powerful healer both emotionally and physically. As evidenced by an accumulation of scientific research on the subject, mindfulness meditation has been shown to help repair damaged neurons in the brain and form...

Mindfulness proven as effective at treating depression as medication: Study

5/29/2013 - People who suffer from symptoms of depression have yet another way to deal with it that does not involve taking dangerous antidepressant drugs. A new study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry has found that practicing mindfulness, a meditative routine that involves focusing on the...

Mindfulness meditation shown helpful against chronic inflammation, pain

2/2/2013 - Mindfulness meditation techniques may help reduce the symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Waisman Center and published in the journal...

Mindfulness meditation may slow aging

11/22/2012 - Meditation techniques centered on being in the present moment have been used in healing and spiritual practices for thousands of years. In recent times, scientists have discovered that these ancient meditation practices have specific, measurable effects on the body -- including, as Natural News has...

Mindfulness courses that help practitioners reduce stress and relax

8/4/2012 - Research suggests that up to 90 percent of all medical conditions are stress-related, which would easily rank stress as the world's number one killer. With mounting evidence backing up this claim, it's no surprise that stress-reduction programs have been popping up all over the place. One such program,...

Eight weeks of mindfulness meditation can rewire the brain and control depression symptoms

6/27/2012 - Is it possible to sort of "rewire" your brain so you can better control imposing symptoms of depression and angst? The short answer, according to recent new research, is yes, and it all it takes in large part is some "mindfulness meditation." According to a study which appeared more than a year-and-a-half...

US Congressman advocates meditation, mindfulness as solution to global conflict

5/4/2012 - It is no big secret that much of the world is in great economic, social, and political turmoil today. But one congressman's solution to the problem is far different than what you might expect, and advocates of his approach say it could benefit the healthcare system, schools, the military, the economy,...

Mindfulness meditation quiets the mind and leads to inner peace

11/25/2011 - Just beyond the chaos that frequently engulfs your day is a stretch of time. It is not a particularly long stretch of time, but what is there can offer a veritable garden of peace; quiet and bright; and full of potential if you choose to use it. This garden can be accessed through what is called "mindfulness...

Mindfulness meditation benefits and changes brain structures in 8 weeks

2/7/2011 - Meditation is just a way to relax and maybe calm you down for the moment, right? Wrong. Not only will most regular meditators tell you that meditation makes them feel better emotionally and physically, but now there is also scientific evidence that regular meditation literally changes the body -- specifically,...

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