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Decision making may be improved with mindfulness meditation

Posted February 18, 2014

Meditation is generally very beneficial for many dimensions of well being. A great advantage of meditation to help you relax and feel good is that meditation helps you to avoid taking drugs for these problems, which often have troubling side effects. Meditation has also been found to help control blood pressure. Recent research shows that mindfulness meditation also helps to improve your mind.

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Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making

Posted February 13, 2014

One 15-minute focused-breathing meditation may help people make smarter choices, according to new research from researchers at INSEAD and The Wharton School. The findings are published in the February issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Mindful meditation as good as some antidepressants

Posted January 9, 2014

A new analysis from Johns Hopkins researchers shows mindful meditation for 30 to 40 minutes a day could ease symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as some medications. Compared to drug therapy to lower stress, meditation is harmless, the study authors point out.

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Mindfulness inhibits implicit learning—the wellspring of bad habits

Posted November 13, 2013

Being mindful appears to help prevent the formation of bad habits, but perhaps good ones too. Georgetown University researchers are trying to unravel the impact of implicit learning, and their findings might appear counterintuitive—at first.

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UF faculty finds some mind-body therapies may reduce effects of functional bowel disorders

Posted October 17, 2013

Although some health care providers may overlook alternative therapies when treating functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, University of Florida faculty members have found evidence that hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit patients suffering from these diseases.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps Lower Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Posted October 16, 2013

Blood pressure is effectively lowered by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for patients with borderline high blood pressure or “prehypertension,” according to new research. The finding is reported in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society.

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Mindfulness based stress reduction study design of a longitudinal randomized controlled complementary intervention in women with breast cancer

Posted October 2, 2013

The stress of a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment can produce a variety of psychosocial sequelae including impaired immune responses. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a structured complementary program that incorporates meditation, yoga and mind-body exercises. Despite promising empirical evidence for the efficacy of MBSR, there is a need for randomized controlled trials (RCT).

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Learn More about Mindfulness Exercise

Posted September 26, 2013

In our days everybody is busy and stressed and they don’t take the time to empty their minds. Most people don’t have 5 minutes to relax so it is just natural that they don’t waste hours with meditation. However, it is important to allow your mind to rest every now and then.

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Mindfulness is the key to great health

Posted September 15, 2013

There are tons of advice out there about what great health is and how to attain it. Rightfully, we spend time and energy pursuing our health goals which are often only a heartbeat away. Those who are new to the journey or even some who are not so new can find staying on the path to be challenging. With all of the enticing advertisements for food and drugs and health “gurus” who end up confusing folks, it can feel like a daunting task but fear not. Life, in general, requires mindfulness. Mindfulness is keeping the things you need to do and why you need to do it in your fore-thoughts.

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Pilot randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers in young adult binge drinkers

Posted September 3, 2013

We report results of a pilot study designed to test a novel smoking cessation intervention, Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS), in smokers age 18-29 years with regular episodes of binge drinking. Mindfulness is a cognitive skill of applying close moment-to-moment attention to experience with a mental posture of acceptance and non-reactivity. The MTS intervention consisted of six weekly classes that provided instruction on how to use mindfulness to manage known precursors of smoking relapse including smoking triggers, strong emotions, stressful situations, addictive thoughts, urges, and withdrawal symptoms.

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