Research

The Age reports on ground breaking government study

A groundbreaking research study funded by the Victorian Government has found that mindfulness meditation can lead to improved quality of sleep, less anxiety and better exam results for students. The results showed the positive impact was wide-ranging, with students reporting significant reductions in bullying incidents and disruptive behaviour in the classroom as well as improvements [...]

2016-12-07T17:25:52+00:00 November 27th, 2016|

The art of stillness

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back [...]

2017-05-21T16:51:04+00:00 October 4th, 2016|

Mindfulness supports business leaders

Richard Branson does Arianna Huffington swears by it. The likes of Google, Microsoft and Nike are talking about it. Meditation is a hot topic. It’s de rigeur for creative and tech start-ups to promote it as part of their company culture and even have a feng shui meditation space in their office. But can mindful observance [...]

2017-05-21T16:51:05+00:00 October 1st, 2016|

Mindful social media practice

How many times a day do you check into your social feeds? How many times do you hit refresh in one visit? Our need to be social can backfire on social media, when we accidentally activate the comparing mind, which is a source of much unhappiness. Of course, this can happen offline, too. But the [...]

2017-05-21T16:51:05+00:00 September 27th, 2016|

BBC’s ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ – Investigate meditation

Michael Mosley goes in search of the evidence behind some of the most popular complementary and alternative medicines.  Mindfulness teaches you to let go of distracting or negative thoughts and focus on the present moment. One idea as to how this might be beneficial is that the practice might help you address unwanted or negative [...]

2016-10-04T13:42:44+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|

Debunking the 5 most common myths of meditation

There is a certain mythology that seems to have attached itself to the practice of meditation. There are also a few myths that keep people from enjoying this ancient and life-enhancing daily ritual. In this Ted talk, Light Watkins will debunk the 5 most common myths and show you how you can benefit from [...]

2017-05-21T16:51:05+00:00 September 6th, 2016|

Mindful based cognitive therapy

These three men (John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Mark Williams) are the founders of one of the most widely used and robust mindfulness programs, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT has been shown to reduce rates of relapse by 50% among patients who suffer from recurrent depression. Here's a guide to one of their most popular mindful [...]

2016-10-04T13:45:27+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|

Research study reveals the benefits of meditation retreat over resort vacation

Scientists used a rigorous study design to assess the biological impact of meditation compared to vacation. The researchers found that a resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune pathways, in addition to short-term improvements in well-being, as measured by feelings of vitality and distress. A meditation [...]

2016-10-04T13:46:50+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

Meditation builds brain cells, Harvard study shows proof

Research has now demonstrated that meditation builds brain cells and increases gray matter in the brain. Using magnetic imaging (MRI), Harvard researchers found that meditation produced physiological changes in the brain’s gray matter.  Some areas in the brains of the study participants thickened after only eight weeks of mindfulness practice...Read More

2016-10-04T13:47:29+00:00 September 1st, 2016|

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting [...]

2017-05-21T16:51:06+00:00 August 25th, 2016|
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