Research

Compassion meditation: Bringing together Self & Other

Monday, December 19, 2016
Compassion meditation research

The holiday season raises interesting questions for our self-interest and sense of “self”. Between numerous social events, obligatory family gatherings, and an overall orientation towards charity, the “season…

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Can meditation slow down ageing?

Monday, February 10, 2014
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The desire to prolong youth is one of the most powerful drivers in human beings. Modern science is showing that meditation may have anti-ageing effects on our cells….

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Mindfulness for mental health: snail’s pace provisioning in the NHS

Friday, January 31, 2014
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Mental health: neglected at a cost On 20th January the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave a speech to launch the government’s “Mental Health Action Plan”, a…

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Meditation, goal-setting, and the purpose of life

Thursday, January 16, 2014
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A few weeks into a new year, it’s as good a time as any to wonder what we want to do with our lives. Or as Jon Kabat-Zinn[1]…

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A little less worry, little more peace: how meditation reduces stress

Monday, January 6, 2014
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It is the first benefit of meditation to be researched and recognised since the late 60s , and the reason medical practitioners brought it into Western public awareness:…

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Connection vs loneliness: the role of meditation

Monday, December 23, 2013
The revelation

As the year ends with the festive season, as work grinds to a halt, families re-unite and all the focus is on togetherness, for many people this is…

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Meditation and the creative muse

Monday, December 16, 2013
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More common sense, less evidence If we think about the process of meditation, it makes sense that it might hone our creative capability. One of the key stages…

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Business leaders who meditate: why they do, why they should

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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Reading “Zen and the art of management” in the Financial Times, we get a good view of why business leaders meditate. “Meditation, more than anything else, is responsible…

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On positive psychology, pain, and happiness: Happier Human’s Amit Amin

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Living With Alzheimers

Earlier this month I posted about  research linking meditation and happiness. Browsing through the material I came upon Happier Human, a company devoted to spreading the message of…

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