By Dr Jonty Heaversedge More than 870,000 Britons suffer from anxiety, a condition that triggers unnecessary feelings of uneasiness and worry. Increasingly, mindfulness – a psychological therapy with roots in Buddhist meditation – is being used by the NHS to help alleviate the symptoms. Here, in the final extract from his book The Mindful Manifesto,… Continue reading Breathing exercises to combat anxiety | Mail Online
There are two jobs that have become a lot more difficult in recent years. One is being a teacher, which was never easy at the best of times. But in an age of virtually unlimited opportunities for distraction and rapidly shrinking attention spans getting kids to focus on their schoolwork can be (with apologies to… Continue reading Richard Schiffman: Meditation Creates a Little Breathing Space for San Francisco Students
Saturday, October 20, 2012 THE effects of meditation on violent offenders will be investigated as part of a research project at Nottingham Trent University. Researchers will study the impact of meditation training on re-offending levels, as well as anger levels, drug use and mood.The training, which will be practised by prisoners for eight weeks, will… Continue reading Offenders try meditation in uni research | This is Nottingham
Let me be clear about this. I am not the “meditating type,” if such a type actually exists. I don’t wear long flowery skirts, I’m not into mystical rituals, and chanting has always creeped me out. To be perfectly honest, I always thought that meditation was for weirdos who would be better served by a… Continue reading How I Meditate | Mindful Parenting
On a recent flight to Jackson, Wyo., it wasn’t only the plane that soared to new heights — so did a conversation with my seat-mate. I had an inclination of something that might occur when she took out a book on Buddhist wisdom. So it came as no surprise that after laughing about some… Continue reading Huff Post: 3 Ways to Increase Your Focus During Meditation
The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.GPS Guides are our way of showing you what works for others in the hopes that you can find out what works for yourself. Whether it’s photos that relax… Continue reading Huffpost: Wayne Dyer’s Relaxation And Meditation Routine
Mindfulness Meditation Helps Seniors Relieve Loneliness PsychCentral.com Now, new research from UCLA scientists reveals that a simple eight-week meditation program may be all this is needed to reduce loneliness in older adults. Moreover, researchers discovered that mindfulness meditation also reduces the expression of … PsychCentral.com A Quickie…Meditation, That is Business 2 Community Meditation is one… Continue reading Meditation in the news: PTSD, Loneliness, Inflammation and Stress of Youth Violence
Can Meditation Make You Smarter? By Laura Schwecherl | Greatist.com | August 10, 2012 Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/10/can-meditation-make-you-smarter/#ixzz23HzCC6jO Most of us know that meditating is a great way to reduce stress. But meditative practice goes beyond taking a chill pill. Meditating is also associated with structural changes in the brain that help sharpen focus and improve… Continue reading Time Magazine: Can Meditation Make You Smarter?
Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being The following video is intended to be an educational tool that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness. These exercise therapies are generally considered safe, self-care approaches used to promote a healthy lifestyle. As always, talk to your health care… Continue reading NCCAM: Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being
Study finds meditation may help with acute respiratory infections Examiner.com Mayo Clinic states if stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Just spending a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. New research shows that meditation may also help with acute respiratory infections.