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Original post on Jun 28, 2023 by Psychology Today
Most of us know what is meant by the term mindfulness. The common understanding is that one’s focus is on the here and now, on what is present moment by moment. And, if you’ve ever tried mindful meditation, then you know the basics of the technique used to create a state of mindfulness, and likely you also know how hard it is to actually accomplish it. When someone talks about the practice of mediation, they seriously mean the word practice.
Original post on Jun 27, 2023 by CBS New York
Tuesday was the last day of school for many students, but already New York City public school educators are thinking ahead to next fall. A new practice is being added to the curriculum: mindful breathing to improve mental health. CBS New York visited a school in Bedford-Stuyvesant that is already testing it out. Third graders Noah, Cach and Shawn were leading their classmates at Public School 5 through some mindful breathing techniques.
Original post on Apr 11, 2023 by Greater Good Magazine
Anxiety is the most common psychiatric disorder, with over 301 million people affected around the world. Whether extreme anxiety arises in social situations, is triggered by a particular phobia, or manifests as a general unease in the world, it can severely affect people’s everyday functioning and lead to high levels of distress.
Original post on Jan 12, 2023 by OUWB School of Medicine
Helping OUWB medical students live life with more presence, balance, and joy will be the focus of a new 8-week program centered on improved mental health.
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Original post on Oct 05, 2022 by U.S. News and World Report
Yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar — nearly to the degree that standard medications like metformin do, a new analysis suggests.
Naomi Deokule is an undergraduate student at Brown University majoring in Neuroscience and Public Health. She is interested in the study of mindfulness-based interventions and health, and is currently a research assistant for Dr. Margaret Bublitz’s lab at Brown, who is researching a prenatal mindfulness training for pregnant women at risk for hypertension. For her summer internship with AMRA, she helped produce and distribute The Mindfulness Podcast for the association. She prepared and disseminated the podcast on Youtube, Facebook, Spotify, iTunes, and other social media platforms.
Original post on Sep 07, 2022 by Neurology Advisor
Few significant associations exist between dispositional mindfulness and pain, which includes pain reactivity and default mode connectivity in patients with migraine and in healthy adults. There may be a nuanced or non-robust relationship between mindfulness and default mode network (DMN) connectivity.
Original post on Jul 14, 2022 by Medical News Today
Millions of people experience chronic pain, which can often be disruptive to everyday life. According to data from the National Health Interview SurveyTrusted Source, chronic pain — defined as pain that is felt “most days” or “every day” — affects 20.4% (1 in 5) of the adult population in the United States.
Original post on Jul 12, 2022 by CNN Health
There is a crisis in teen mental health, and schools in many countries are exploring different ways to make young people more resilient. However, a UK-based research project, the largest of its kind on the subject, has suggested mindfulness training in schools might be a dead end -- at least as a universal, one-size-fits-all approach.
Original post on Mar 28, 2022 by Harvard Health Publishing
We all experience moments of indulgence that lead to overeating. If it happens once in a while, it’s nothing to worry about. If it happens frequently, you may wonder if you have an overeating problem or "food addiction." Before you worry, know that neither of those is considered an official medical diagnosis. In fact, the existence of food addiction is hotly debated.
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