By Kristin Wong Dec. 28, 2017 “Be more confident,” a friend once told me as we made the rounds at a swanky networking event where I felt terribly out of place. Faking confidence is easy: I pulled my shoulders back and spoke louder and with more assertiveness. Like many soft-spoken, mild-mannered people, I’ve spent a great… Continue reading NYT: Why Self-Compassion Beats Self-Confidence
From boosting our hearts and minds to fighting addiction and stress, meditation can truly transform our lives. Transcendental Meditation, one of the more popular forms of meditation, has been praised in boardrooms and box offices as an effective method of cultivating some inner calm. The practice involves sitting comfortably for several minutes and repeating a… Continue reading Less Stress, Better Work, And 6 Other Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life
[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.… Continue reading Research method integrates meditation, science: the meditation experience does not have to be subjective.
As evidence of its effectiveness grows, more doctors are prescribing meditation to help boost the body’s healing powers. The stress of caring for her ailing parents, then grieving their deaths eventually caught up with Sharyn Resvick. She suffered from shooting pain in her shoulder from a pinched nerve. Worse, she could feel her heart pounding… Continue reading More doctors embrace meditation as medicine
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… Continue reading Researchers integrate meditation and science to develop targeted mental health treatments
Hay fever and other allergies could be made worse by stress, and some scientists believe meditation and breathing exercises may be the key to relieving flare ups, according to a report by the Daily Mail. “Stress can cause several negative effects on the body, including causing more symptoms for allergy sufferers,” Dr Amber Patterson, from the… Continue reading Happy Spring! Meditation and Breathing Exercises May Help Allergy Flare Ups, Research Shows
Meditation and the Dalai Lama March 17, 2014 Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Director National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine View Dr. Briggs’ biographical sketch The NIH community was delighted to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama on March 7 to present the annual NIH J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture, in which he discussed “The Role of Science in… Continue reading NCCAM: Meditation and the Dalai Lama
By News Staff http://www.science20.com/news_articles/mindfulness_meditation_helps_mild_anxiety_and_depression_finds_review-127250 A Johns Hopkins University of research suggests that about 30 minutes of meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, without medication. The scholars evaluated the degree to which self-reported symptoms changed in people who had a variety of conditions, such as insomnia or fibromyalgia. A minority had been diagnosed with a… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation Helps With Mild Anxiety And Depression, Finds Review
London hospital promotes mediation as tension management tool Model helps resolve conflicts between family members and clinicians December 10, 2013 | By Katie Sullivan A new project by the Medical Mediation Foundation, aimed at breaking down tension between family members and health professionals when there is a disagreement about a child’s course of treatment, is in… Continue reading London hospital promotes mediation as tension management tool
Can Meditation Affect Your Genes? By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor | December 10, 2013 03:32pm ET There’s a large and growing body of evidence that psychological stress — the kind experienced by war orphans, caretakers of people with dementia, and men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — can cause genetic damage. But if… Continue reading Can Meditation Affect Your Genes?