Research

The link between happiness and meditation

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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The world’s most famous Happiness expert on meditation Shawn Achor is arguably the world’s most famous expert on “happiness”.  With 12 years spent researching the subject at Harvard…

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Meditation: Focus On-demand

Thursday, November 7, 2013
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The wandering mind, the restless gaze, the lure of a distraction… they get in our way when we want to do something well or do it at all….

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How mindfulness meditation changes the brain

Friday, November 1, 2013
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Technologies such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography) make it possible for neuroscientists to see exactly what goes on in the brain, and these are…

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Can meditation really make us nicer people? Really?

Monday, October 28, 2013
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It appears so. Psychologists and neuroscientists have designed some interesting experiments that show we really do become nicer after practicing meditation. Would you give up your chair to…

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Mindfulness meditation stops rumination, a danger to mental health

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Into the Light

There is a theory that it isn’t only what happens to us but equally how we choose to think about it, that determines our mental wellbeing; now the…

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Meditation may lower blood pressure: but which type should we choose?

Friday, October 18, 2013
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Different meditation practices shown to reduce blood pressure Many studies have researched meditation’s effects on blood pressure and indications are that some types of meditation have modest but…

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World’s best universities lead the way for research into meditation

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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1968 marks a real turning point for scientific research into meditation, when a group of Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioners turned up at Harvard Medical School and asked to…

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy prevents relapse into depression

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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For people suffering from recurrent depression, one of the therapies increasingly available through the NHS is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT is a skills training programme that combines…

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Mindfulness training shown to improve children’s attention

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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New research carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr Michelle Ellefson at the University of Cambridge shows mindfulness training may improve children’s ability to concentrate. The study was…

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