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NHS to spend £600million on zumba, yoga and ‘mindfulness’ sessions to keep doctors and nurses healthy

Hospitals are to be offered a financial incentive to keep their own staff healthy, NHS bosses announced last night. Each NHS trust in England will be able to earn a share of a £600 million bonus pot if they take certain measures aimed at improving the health of their doctors, nurses and porters. Read more...

April 26th, 2016|Tags: |
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Harvard neuroscientist: meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. Read more...

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No texts, please, we’re meditating

When a photo of a wall covered in lush green foliage showed up on Grace Clarke’s Instagram feed, she felt an immediate urge to track it down. Stressed out and headed to a meeting at Madewell, where she works as a social media copy editor, Ms. Clarke saw that the wall’s location was on East [...]

April 26th, 2016|
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TIME: How meditation went mainstream

And why the ancient practice might still get trendier Read more...

April 26th, 2016|
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No time to meditate? Try this mindfulness exercise instead

Standing in a long line at Opera Bar and I figure I've got two options: get annoyed that the person at the counter keeps changing their mind and is holding everyone-else up, or take a deep breath. Read more...

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The power of meditation with Andy Puddicombe

Andy Puddicombe is the founder of the massively popular meditation appHeadspace. He is also a renowned meditation teacher. But he started out as just a normal college kid who liked playing sports. And then he suddenly decided, at the age of 22, to move to Nepal and become a monk. 10 years later, after training [...]

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How to practice mindfulness throughout your work day

Tips for increasing focus and awareness and decreasing stress at work. Read more...

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6 ways to start practicing self-compassion — even if you believe you’re undeserving

For many of us being kind to ourselves is hard. It’s hard even when we’re struggling — and need compassion most. Instead, we get mad. We tell ourselves to buck up. We wonder why we’re so weak. We criticize and hurl insults. We withhold our favorite things — telling ourselves that we don’t deserve to [...]

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Meditation meets neuroscience

Almost everywhere you turn you hear of the benefits of mindfulness. It’s being used in therapy and as a way to manage stress in a wide range of areas. But modern mindfulness has ancient Buddhist roots. Long-term Buddhist meditators and neuroscientists are now getting together to share the experience and the science of meditation. We [...]

April 26th, 2016|Tags: |
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Free meditation apps

Often times the hardest step in approaching meditation is knowing where to start. Meditation Australia member, Frances Kelly has created two user friendly apps to introduce both children and adults to meditation by means of 5 and 10 minute guided sessions. Available for both Android and iPhone, these apps are an excellent introduction to the practice. “Take [...]

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