“Young adults with social phobia and anxiety, people with recurrent depression and cancer patients all benefit significantly from following an eight-week programme with mindfulness. This is the conclusion of three Danish studies, which have been published in major clinical psychology journals and which have now been gathered in a PhD thesis.” Read full article… […]
Psychology Today reports on a study by neuroscientists which shows that meditation alters brain activity in a positive way. “The brain waves of meditators show why they’re healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left […]
Oxford University study indicates that Mindfulness Based Meditation assists in wellness of people who have recurrent depressive episodes. “People with severe and recurrent depression could benefit from a new form of therapy that combines ancient forms of meditation with modern cognitive behaviour therapy, early-stage research by Oxford University psychologists suggests.” Read full article.
Mindfulness meditation reduces depression, anxiety and fatigue in MS patients. Swiss study reported in USA Today. “Previous research has suggested that half of MS patients suffer from depression during their lives and that anxiety disorders affect one in four. About two-thirds say they feel fatigued, with up to 50% saying fatigue is their most disabling […]
Fantastic article in the Dompost about 2 Wellington schools that have introduced meditation classes to their curriculum… “Principal Celeste Hastings said the school had introduced meditation so children could learn the importance of taking time out. “In this day and age, when everybody can be really busy, we think teaching kids the skill of slowing […]
Read a San Francisco Chronicle article on a highly popular Stanford University course on happiness. The course was set up in response to 4 student suicides at the university in 2006. The course includes discussing research on what leads to happiness and what does not. Their definition of happiness…? Fred Luskin, instructor of the Stanford […]
Video news item and article from ABC News in America about the latest scientific research suggesting that mindfulness meditation changes the structure of our brains…for the better! Great interviews with meditating children, the Dalai Lama and member from rock band Weezer! “Sharon Salzberg said her mind might be very different if it weren’t for meditation, […]