Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: mindfulness

Insane Medicine, Chapter 7: Industrialised Psychotherapy Markets Western Folk Psychology (Part...

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Contrasting the folk psychology brands of CBT and McMindfulness with empowering frameworks such as Open Dialogue and the Power Threat Meaning Framework.

How Mindful Awareness Can Reduce Suffering

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Suffering can be altered when people learn how to respond differently to their pain. This is the principle behind mindfulness-based stress reduction, which was designed to incorporate Buddhist practices into chronic pain treatment.

How Does Mindfulness Work?

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A new study explores how mindfulness impacts self-compassion and meaning in life to increase mental health and wellbeing.

Non-Medical Treatments for PTSD Effective, Study Suggests

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Group-based MBSR and PCGT therapies effective as a complementary treatment for PTSD.

Reforming Schools to Prevent Mental Health Issues

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New research explores the use of broad-based school-integrated resiliency and mindfulness interventions to prevent mental health concerns before they occur.

A Doctor Cures His Bipolar Diagnosis Without Psychiatry: Review of ‘I’

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I details what happened to Jeffrey Fidel when he quit psychiatric drugs and embraced an alternative, non-medical healing approach — a set of philosophical and spiritual teachings known as the Tao Te Ching and Hua Hu Ching.

School-Based Mindfulness Leads to Stress Reduction, Study Finds

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Researchers find improvements in stress-related outcomes among middle school students exposed to a school-based mindfulness training program.

Yoga and Mindfulness Benefit Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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A new review finds preliminary evidence for yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

There is More to Mindfulness than the Brain

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According to Lifshitz and Thompson, mindfulness is best understood as “complex orchestration of cognitive skills embodied in a particular social context.”

Research Progresses on Mindfulness Based Interventions for Adolescents

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A new meta-analysis analyzes randomized control trials of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for adolescents.

The Impact of Mindfulness on Mental Health Stigma Resistance

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A new study examines the association of mindfulness and stigma resistance among individuals with a psychiatric diagnosis.

Improving the Efficacy of Mindfulness in Schools

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New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.

How Craft Is Good for Health

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From Medical Xpress: "A large-scale international online survey of knitters found respondents reported they derived a wide range of perceived psychological benefits from the practice: relaxation;...

Mindfulness Improves Resiliency to Stress in University Students

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New research demonstrates the lasting effects of mindfulness training on stress and wellbeing among university students.

Does Meditation Work?

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From Aeon: "Confirmation bias is difficult to overcome. Journals rely on reviewers to spot them, but because some of these biases have become standard practice...

Can Mindfulness Help With Burnout?

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A new study investigates the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on employee’s wellbeing across different workplace environments.

Yoga Improves Quality of Life for Elementary Students

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A new study finds that a school-based yoga program improves third graders’ emotional and psychosocial quality of life.

New Meta-Analysis: Mindfulness Interventions Effective for Psychiatric Disorders

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A meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions shows efficacy for treating depression, physical pain, smoking, and addictive disorders.

The Necessary Transience of Happiness

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From openDemocracy: Despite our cultural obsession with happiness and the widespread growth of the happiness industry, few of us are actually more satisfied with our lives....

Mindfulness Intervention Can Prevent Depression, Study Finds

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A combined mindfulness and behavioral activation intervention is shown to reduce depressive symptoms and serve as a preventative factor for major depressive disorder.

McMindfulness: Buddhism as Sold to You by Neoliberals

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From The Conversation: Removed from their ethical and contextual roots, mindfulness-based practices are increasingly being used to reinforce the individualist ideals of capitalist societies. "Indeed mindfulness-based practices...

How to Cope With Social Anxiety Over Thanksgiving

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In this piece for Medical News Today, Jasmin Collier describes five non drug-related ways to cope with social anxiety over the Thanksgiving holiday: preparing in...

Self-Compassion Course Supports College Students to Support Themselves

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New research on a brief self-compassion focused course aimed at the college students.

Science is Catching Up to the Buddha

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From Big Think: In Robert Wright's new book Why Buddhism is True, he illustrates how contemporary science has confirmed some of the core tenets and beliefs...

Dissolving the Ego: Transcendence and Ecstasy

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From Aeon: Experiencing ecstasy and transcendence has long been pathologized and marginalized by Western culture and the psychiatric model of "mental illness." However, ecstatic experiences, including...