Abstract To evaluate the impact of an intensive period of mindfulness meditation training on cognitive and affective function, a non-clinical group of 20 novice meditators were tested… Read more “The Impact of Intensive Mindfulness Training on Cognitive Style and Attention – A Study”
In recovery, we often indulge in self loathing. We harbour harsh thoughts and feelings about ourselves. Many people experience these feeling to a greater or lesser degree,… Read more “Whole Hearted Recovery”
here are five ways to help mind and body live in the moment. Stress reduction Want to incorporate a bit of mindfulness into your life but not… Read more “Need more mindful activities?”
Your Ability to Respond to Threat is a Life-saver. But if you Get “Frozen” There, You May Have PTSD. You are walking alone on a mountain trail… Read more “Are you stuck in fight, flight or freeze?”
Understanding your anxiety According to its medical definition, anxiety is a state consisting of psychological and physical symptoms that are brought about by a sense of apprehension… Read more “Understanding & managing your anxiety”
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Credits: Kathryn Vercillo(Source) Seven Crochet Steps to Mindfulness Crocheters can practice mindfulness using this easy seven-step exercise Select your favorite crochet hook and a really cozy easy-to-work-with yarn.… Read more “Seven Crochet Steps to Mindfulness”
Credits: Susie Moore Life is described as many things, but rarely is it referred to as peaceful, calm, or still. Our lives are a busy juggle of… Read more “To Find Stillness in a Crazy World”
In ancient Asian languages there were no separate words for heart and mind, but one concept referring to both as an inseparable whole: heart-mind. In the East the image of a bird is often used to emphasize that developing a sharp mind and a compassionate heart need to be developed side by side.
Credits: Kaia Roman I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them. While I… Read more “7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness”
Research has found that humans and dog are linked so deep at a level that there is a noun called petitation that has found way into the world of mindfulness. Connecting at a deeper level with your dog through a sacred gaze, produces oxytocin – the happiness and well being hormone. Much don’t we realize how much the creature lying on our lap and getting stroked is helping us transform at a hormonal level. This is indeed amazing and am in love with my pet at a whole new level now
See on Scoop.it – Cheeky Marketing Research continues to emerge linking mindfulness based meditation to better physical and mental health. Here are the many reasons you should… Read more “Mindfulness Meditation – Prevention – Depression”
Many people practice meditation in hopes of staving off stress and stress-related health problems, even though the evidence for doing so is spotty. A new study that… Read more “Mindfulness meditation may ease anxiety, mental stress”
Research has linked mindfulness meditation with reduced anxiety, an increase in positive emotions, and—with enough practice—permanent structural changes in the brain that sustain these benefits.
Praising your kids—it seems like an obvious, not-fraught thing parents should do. And yet, according to a new study, delivering praise to children in ways that inspire… Read more “Is it too much to praise?”
The beginning of any life-changing event is difficult. I want to offer a few simple tips that I learned through this process that may help other students… Read more “How To Survive the First Months of Graduate School – SocialWorker.com”
Depression is common and a causal link with diabetes has implications for occupational health. To learn more Check out this paper @ Type II Diabetes and depression links… Read more “Does Depression result in Type 2 Diabetes?”
Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. People living with a serious mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing a wide range of chronic physical… Read more “The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions – Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division”
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Self-care is an essential component to the profession of social work. Introducing mindfulness practices is one way to promote self-care among social workers and social work students.… Read more “Mindfulness for social workers “
We all know music soothes our soul. Why not use it to soothe us off sunwanted stress. Here’s how it can work as a great coping skill.… Read more “Music as a coping strategy “