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An antidote for mindlessness (The New Yorker). Includes details of a study looking at mindfulness training for student stress, attention etc
Mindfulness, CBT Could Ease Sleep Woes For Cancer Patients (Huffington Post)
Mindfulness helps undergraduates stay on track, study shows (Medical Xpress)
Meditation may help with anxiety, depression and pain (Reuters). Report on new large meta-analysis from JAMA.
Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation (Uni Wisconsin)
Mindfulness Could Make You Less Swayed By Immediate Rewards (Huffington Post)
‘Mindfulness’ training improves self-control for youth in jail (The Conversation)
Mindfulness in Schools: Research Round-Up (Greater Good)
Mindfulness training improves attention in children (Alpha Galileo)
Somatic Symptoms and Mindfulness-Based Practices (Good Therapy)
Easing Doctor Burnout With Mindfulness (New York Times)
Mindful Docs Get Better Reviews from Patients (Medpage Today)
Mindfulness Training Beneficial for Clinicians, Patients (Doctors Lounge)
Mindfulness Training Prevents Burnout, Boosts Compassion Among Doctors (Huffington Post)
When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal (Greater Good)
Mindfulness and Loss: How meditation helps let go of sunk-cost bias (Huffington Post)
Mindfulness-Based Therapy Reduces Paranoia (GoodTherapy.org)
Mindfulness meditation trims craving for tobacco (Eurekalert)
Meditation leads to an effective use of the brain (South China Morning Post)
Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation (Scientific American)
The Morality of Meditation (New York Times) Explanation of study shedding more light on the meditation-compassion link
Meditation’s Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist (PsychCentral)
How Positive Emotions Improve Our Health - new study based on loving-kindness meditation practice (Greater Good)
School Children Taught Mindfulness Suffer Reduced Stress (Medical News Today)
Enlightenment Engineer (Wired) Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it’s not just about inner peace—it’s about getting ahead.
Study: Meditation and exercise could save billions for health care system, U.S. employers (University of Wisconsin)
Meditation and the art of investment (Reuters)
Meditation can enhance mental health in students (Medical Xpress)
Meditating helps students get better grades (Daily Telegraph)
Even Brief Meditation Can Improve Student Performance (PsychCentral)
How meditation might boost your test scores (New York Times)
Meditation and the art of investment (Reuters)
Enlightening research shows meditation boosts compassion (News at Northeastern)
Teachers says Relax - Mindfulness in Schools (BBC Breakfast)
Know Thyself: How Mindfulness Can Improve Self-Knowledge (Science Daily)
Breathe in, breathe out a way to conquer students’ stress (The Globe and Mail)
Mindfulness improves emotional stability, sleep (PsychCentral)
How meditation changes brain rhythms to sooth pain and depression (Naturalnews.com)
Tapping into the power of mindfulness (LA Times)
A few minutes to refocus (The Financial Times). Another mindfulness at work piece...
Neural Basis for Benefits of Meditation (Science Daily). Here, it's all about the alpha waves.
Is Mindfulness Good For Business? (Mindful)
Mindfulness: not solving difficult problems (RSA blogs). A discussion of the use of mindfulness in the workplace.
Improve job satisfaction with mindfulness (Fox News)
Mindfulness Meditation Empowers Homeless Youth (Good Therapy)
Mindfulness at work: what are the benefits? (The Guardian)
Yoga and Mindfulness Programs Reduce Worksite Stress (Health Journeys)
Meditation gets thumbs-up for pain, more muted support for stress (LA Times). See also Meditation for pain relief gains respect from doctors (CBC News).
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy beneficial in diabetes (medicalxpress.com)
Now's the moment for mindfulness (Daily Telegraph)
Meditation Expertise Changes Experience of Pain (HealthCanal.com)
More than Good Vibes: Researchers Propose the Science Behind Mindfulness (HealthCanal.com)
Can meditation make you more empathic? (New York Daily News)
To Cut Office Stress, Try Butterflies and Meditation? (Wall St Journal)
Legally Mindful - Report on the formation of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law - the first U.S. law school with a full mindfulness curriculum. (MIndful.org)
Mindfulness: helping employees to deal with stress (Personnel Today)
Fighting loneliness and disease with meditation. CNN's take on the recent study by David Creswell with older adults.
Should you try online mindfulness? (Daily RX) Report on the bemindfulonline mindfulness course that Ed helped develop and teach.
Mindfulness Yoga Reduces Depression & Anxiety in Pregnant Women (Elevated Existence)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy found effective for people who've had only one or two episodes of depression (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Mindfulness in first-time mothers leads to healthier babies (Business Standard)
Mindfulness reduces loneliness in older adults (Wildmind) Reduced inflammation tendency found - also v significant.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes help reduce anxiety, depression and stress (Mental Elf). Major new review finds significant effect.
Meditation, Exercise Could Protect You From The Flu (Huffington Post). See also Meditation, exercise may cut sick days from colds (Reuters) and Exercise, meditation can beat back cold, flu (KTTC)
Further evidence that mindfulness might bolster creativity (R Psychologist)
Mindfulness Decreases Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients (Goodtherapy.org)
What are the benefits of mindfulness for psychologists and their clients? (American Psychological Association)
Mindfulness May Reduce Physical Complications of Diabetes (Goodtherapy.org)
Meditation alters brain wiring in just a month (Daily Mail)
Expand your mindfulness (Management Today). Very interesting piece on mindfulness in business contexts.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Can Help With Depression (Goodtherapy.org). Study suggesting mindfulness helps people who are currently depressed.
Teen brain benefits from mindfulness training (thestar.com)
Controlled study finds mind-body stress reduction techniques effective in workplace (British Psychological Society)
Mindfulness meditation for the pain of fibromyalgia (msn.com). Report of apretty comprehensive study looking at stress hormones, attention and fatigue levels.
Entrepreneurs' Secret Anti-Stress Weapon (Inc.com)
Patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease benefit from mindfulness-based meditation (National Institute For Health Research)
Combating ADHD by Treating Child and Parent With Mindfulness Training (GoodTherapy.org)
Meditation and Communication Training Improves MD Care (PsychCentral)
Stress Reduction Ups Health Status in Type 2 Diabetes (Doctors Lounge)
OK, Google, Take A Deep Breath (New York Times). Good piece about Google's in-house mindfulness course.
How to stay focused in a world of distractions. Nice piece on mindfulness in business. (Mashable)
Physicians are healing themselves through meditation (Montreal Gazette)
Use your mind to beat arthritis (Everyday health)
Business Skills and Buddhist Mindfulness (Wall St Journal)
Decoding The Body Watcher (Scientific American). Piece on how the brain uses a different circuit for paying attention to the internal world, and how this can have implications for stress and illness
Practice makes perfect for substance abuse mindfulness relapse program (Goodtherapy.org)
Lose weight by making every bite count (The Morning Call)
'Mindfulness' Stress Reduction Helps Breast Cancer Survivors (Doctors Lounge)
Pain Relief: Meditation Better Than Drugs, Study Finds (Northern Argus)
Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds (Sydney Morning Herald)
Can you learn to be happy? (Telegraph). Goldie Hawn brings her mindfulness programmes to the UK.
Mindfulness Therapy Improves Bipolar Symptoms (Doctors Lounge)
Mindful eating as food for thought (New York Times)
Some great BBC reports on the benefits of mindfulness meditation to start the year. They include Can Sitting Silently Be Good For Your Health (Radio 4, Today programme), Mind Over Matter: Can Meditation Bring Happiness (BBC Breakfast), and Scans 'show mindfulness meditation brain boost' (BBC Breakfast)
Mindfulness Exercises Help Curb Stress And Fatigue Associated With Arthritis (Eureka Alert) and Mindfulness Program Eases Arthritis Symptoms (Med Page Today)
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for PTSD (Daily RX)
Meditation relieves IBS severity, randomised study finds (Gastroendo news)
Mindfulness training reduces risk of depressive relapse by at least a third, says new meta-analysis (Asian Correspondent)
How meditating may help the brain (CNN). Report on a study which shows meditators show less activity in the part of the brain linked to mind-wandering.
How meditation is helping children deal with stress (Globe and Mail) NB Beware clearing away thoughts fallacy
Meditation improves the immune system, research shows (Daily Telegraph). Report which also reveals some of the mechanisms of how mindfulness affects us.
Teaching Doctors to be Mindful (New York Times). Report of a course teaching mindful communication to medics.
Your brain on meditation (mindful.org) Good piece outlining some of the latest mindfulness research
I'm not okay and niether are you (Sydney Morning Herald) Piece outlining some of the problems with 'positive' thinking, and how mindfulness can help
Goldie Hawn discusses teaching meditation and nueroscience to children (ABC Nightline, via Wildmind)
Making happiness a habit with mindfulness. (Huffington Post) Piece on mindfulness for kids by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Meditation promotes rational thinking (Miller-Mccune)
Mindfulness behind bars (Greater Good)
Meditation slows down age-related brain atrophy (Times of India) and Your brain doesn't look a day over 40, dear (mindful.org) and Does meditation change the brain? Can it slow aging? (Psychology Today)
Good summary of the science of mindfulness (Mindful.org)
Integrative way: Hope for menopausal symptoms (Bellingham Herald)
How to cure shopping addiction (The Guardian)
Mindfulness and Horse therapy for veterans with PTSD (Daily Camera)
Mindfulness can help with some menopausal symptoms. (Washington Post)
Cancer survivors benefit from meditation: new data (mindful.org)
How meditation may ward off the effects of ageing (The Observer)
Use mindfulness to manage pain (Irish Independent)
Being Mindful Eases Fear of Death and Dying (Times of India)
Meditation beats dance for harmonising body and mind (UC Berkeley News Center)
How meditation helps beat stress by changing patterns of gene activity (The Times of India)
How meditation may change the brain (New York Times)
Until there’s a pill, “female Viagra” is all in your head - mindfulness and its impact on sex drive (Gay City News)
7 Mindfulness effective for depression (Fox News)
11 Is a Wandering Mind an Unhappy One? (Time Magazine)
7 Mindfulness and Ecology, from Always Well Within.
7 Mindfulness for dentists - a resource to ease stress for dentist and patient
4 Huxley's reminder birds - how can we remember to pay attention (RSA blog)
3 Most 'do nothing to counter stress'. And how mindfulness can help...
28 Can meditation change your brain? Contemplative neuroscientists believe it can (CNN)
18 Sleep school? It worked like a dream...Using mindfulness to work with insomnia
7 In-depth Shambhala Sun interview with Jon Kabat Zinn
2 Fully experiencing the present: a practice for everyone, religious or not. Interview in the LA Times with Jon Kabat-Zinn.
29 Troops PTSD may be reduced with mind fitness (mindfulness training)
28 Mindfulness Meditation Helps Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Researchers Say
23 The Neuroscience of Happiness - excellent descriptions of practices to develop contentment from Buddha's Brain author Rick Hanson.
20 Wellington college extends 'happiness lessons' to parents. Classes to include mindfulness training
16 What Everyone Should Know about How Stress Affects the Brain, and the impact of mindfulness
6 New study shows that even brief mindfulness training can reduce people's sense of pain
6 Mindfulness skills useful in addressing ADHD
2 Round-up of the latest mindfulness research studies from Mindful Experience.
29 The Mindfulness Chronicles, on Ellen Langer's pioneering research.
27 Great interview with Thich Nhat Hanh on mindful consumption and sustainability at the Guardian
20 How meditation affects the brain (as compared to relaxation techniques)
10 Meditation Technique Changes Brain, Makes Mind Stronger, and may delay ageing
9 Round-up of the latest mindfulness research studies, from Mindful Experience
2 Effects of Brief and Sham Mindfulness Meditation on Mood and Caridovascular variables...
31 New Study Investigates Mindfulness Meditation for Alcohol Relapse Prevention
20 Mindfulness training study to help military members combat the mental health effects of war.
19 The busy mind on meditation - Brief sessions can help with dealing with deadlines and pain relief
17 Mindful Motherhood Cassandra Vieten reports on her innovative training program offering stress relief to new moms - from the Greater Good Science Centre
16 The Greater Good Guide to Mindfulness - some great examples of settings where mindfulness is making a difference
14 Meditation in the lab - good overview of scientific studies on mindfulness
11 Use your brain to relieve pain - more on mindfulness for pain
7 On mindfulness and plain speaking, by Deborah Schoeberlein (Huffington Post)
5 How meditation can develop skills in attention and compassion - first results from the shamatha project
28 Norman Fischer on presenting meditation in Judaism, Zen - and at Google
26 Experience is everything - Piece on Huxley and Perennial Philosphy from Bruce Chilton (Guardian)
14 Interesting piece on mindfulness for sleep - falling awake, perhaps?
4 Mummy, can we meditate now? How relaxation exercises can help your child to sleep
3 Meditation reduces the emotional impact of pain - new study from Manchester University
'Meditation On Prescription: Charity Urges New Remedy For Depression' (Guardian), 'GPs Should Prescribe Meditation for Depression' (Times), 'GP Access To Depression Treatment Is 'Too Narrow'' (BBC), Buddhism Beats Depression (Guardian), 'Meditation 'Should Be Routinely Available On NHS' (Telegraph). Press coverage accompanying the launch of The Mental Health Foundation's Be Mindful Report, written by Ed.