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609, 2016

Debunking the 5 most common myths of meditation

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Research|0 Comments

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 [...]

309, 2016

Mindful based cognitive therapy

By | September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Research|0 Comments

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 [...]

209, 2016

Research study reveals the benefits of meditation retreat over resort vacation

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Research|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

109, 2016

Meditation builds brain cells, Harvard study shows proof

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Research|0 Comments

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 [...]

2508, 2016

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Research|0 Comments

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 [...]

2008, 2016

Meditation is emerging as the hot employee perk

By | August 20th, 2016|Categories: Research|0 Comments

From innovative tech companies to advertising agencies and through to hospitals the emerging hot employee perk guessed it...Meditation.  Suddenly, business gurus are pronouncing meditation as the next up and coming billion-dollar industry, right next to [...]

1408, 2016

Meditation: a simple way to break a bad habit

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Research|0 Comments

In this Ted talk, Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between meditation and addiction and asks "Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them, from smoking to overeating to all those [...]

208, 2016

Why meditation makes you more productive

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Many of us just think of these stress management practices as frivolous time away from work and productivity. In fact, just the opposite of this common belief is true. Those who spend more time resting, relaxing, [...]

2807, 2016

Batsman finds his mental edge

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Young WA batsman finding novel ways of dealing with the stresses and pressures of elite sport. Greg Chappell once proclaimed the art of batting is 90 per cent mental and 10 per cent physical. Others through [...]

2207, 2016

Updated map of the human brain hailed as a scientific tour de force

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Researchers reveal that human brain has at least 180 different regions, confirming the existence of 83 known regions and adding 97 new ones. Scientists at Washington University in St Louis created the map by combining highly-detailed [...]