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2107, 2016

Mindfulness is a growing part of secondary school

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Mindfulness meditation is a common part of many schools’ wellbeing programs, but its emergence has been so quiet, parents could be forgiven for overlooking its arrival and not knowing what it’s about. Three Australian psychologists, [...]

107, 2016

Sound healing therapy: 14 mystical instruments that induce profound relaxation & inner quiet

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The use of sound healing therapy is not just a new age phenomenon, but extends back thousands of years into the ancient times where mystical instruments of all kinds were used to remedy illnesses and [...]

107, 2016

What people still get wrong about meditation

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

When people talk about meditation, it often conjures visions of remote monasteries nestled away into a lush mountainside or expensive retreats with incense, silence, and possibly even crystals. Oh, and loads and loads of paid [...]

2406, 2016

No blueprint, just love

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn recruited chronically ill patients not responding well to traditional treatments to participate in his newly formed eight-week stress-reduction program. Now, more than 35 years later, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and its [...]

2406, 2016

Secularizing Buddhist Ethics

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. In this entry to the Buddhist Geeks series on ethics, Stephen joins host Vincent Horn to consider [...]

2306, 2016

Embodied Cognition and Health with Cathy Kerr

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research|0 Comments

Cathy Kerr is the director of the Mind-In-Body Lab at Brown University. Her research focuses on whether brain rhythms underlying body awareness and movement are actively modulated by mindfulness and movement practices such as Tai [...]

2306, 2016

Serenity Now! Is there really an app for that?

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Meditation and mindfulness apps are all the rage these days. There are literally hundreds. I’m not particularly interested in debating the merits of these apps. What I am curious about: is something lost when we use [...]

2306, 2016

Catalyst: The science of meditation

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From infamous criminals, to powerful corporations, to some of the world’s most successful athletes, meditation has never been so popular. But can it really make you smarter, happier and healthier? New research shows that it [...]

2306, 2016

The 5 biggest meditation myths, debunked

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

If thinking about mindfulness and meditation ends up creating, ahem, less-than-peaceful feelings in you, you’re not alone. “I’ve met more people who are stressed out by their meditation practice than I can tell you,” says Jeff [...]

1606, 2016

Mindfulness: Is living in the here and now all it’s cracked up to be?

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It's a crisp autumn evening in Kelburn Wellington and I am one of 12 strangers who file into the bright, cosy lounge of George Packard, a mindfulness and meditation teacher. I'm here because I want [...]