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
By Gary Goldstein May 16, 2013, 6:00 p.m. There’s something healing about simply watching “Free the Mind,” Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo’s gentle, compassionate documentary spotlighting the use of such drug-free options as meditation and mindfulness to treat anxiety and trauma. Writer-director Ambo focuses on three main subjects: Will, an endearing 5-year-old with ADHD and a… Continue reading Review: ‘Free the Mind’ documentary finds hope in meditation – latimes.com
Over the past nine years, more than 2 million American soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. As many as several hundred thousand may now suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, experts say. They struggle with anxiety, anger, depression, flashbacks and nightmares. The ailment can take years to emerge, and many more cases are likely to… Continue reading Mindfulness meditation: An effective treatment for PTSD?
War veterans say meditation could help By Sebastian Smith (AFP) – 5 hours ago NEW YORK — Meditation might sound an unlikely activity for men trained in killing people and blowing things up in Afghanistan and Iraq. But US war veterans say meditation could help heal the post-war mental disturbances that afflict a growing number… Continue reading AFP: War veterans say meditation could help
Study suggests meditation may help prevent PTSD By Bryan Bender | Globe Staff December 02, 2012 NORTHFIELD, Vt. — It is part of a highly regimented daily routine at Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military academy and a cultivator of battlefield leaders for nearly two centuries. Dressed in combat fatigues and boots, a platoon… Continue reading Meditation study seeks to help cadets prevent PTSD – Nation – The Boston Globe
Mind Fitness Training found to help troops improve mental performance under stress of war While preparing for overseas deployment with the U.S. Marines late last year, Staff Sgt. Nathan Hampton participated in a series of training exercises held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., designed to make him a more effective serviceman. There were weapons qualifications. Grueling… Continue reading Marines expanding use of meditation training – Washington Times