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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

More and more schools are adopting meditation instead of detention when children have been naughty...

"Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged. He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent..."

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Could Mindfulness Really Work For Me?

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Could Mindfulness Really Work For Me?

Mindfulness has been backed up with a lot of scientific evidence proving that mindfulness is an activity anyone can undertake to be more happy with life. 

"Put simply, mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment. It draws on eastern meditation traditions and was introduced as a clinical therapy in the 1970s by American professor Jon Kabat-Zinn. Therapeutically, it trains people to focus their minds and understand that negative thoughts may come and go..."

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New Project Examines Use Of Mindfulness Therapy In Preventing Drug Abuse Relapse Among Young Adults

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New Project Examines Use Of Mindfulness Therapy In Preventing Drug Abuse Relapse Among Young Adults

Mindfulness does not have to be taken up in life once things aren't looking as positive as one would have hoped. If an individual adopts mindfulness as soon as possible, they are a adopting preventative therapy. 

"A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults.

Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work at the U. of I., has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention at helping young adults stay sober after substance use treatment. The institute is a unit within the National Institutes of Health..."

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

There are many benefits to children adopting meditation at an early age. Even children undergo stress during their lives and knowing how to relax and think mindfully is the first step...

"Students as young as five are doing daily meditation in class as the mindfulness movement sweeps Victorian schools. Wellbeing workers are becoming more common as schools integrate mental health into learning to improve student wellbeing, grades and social skill..."

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

Reaching optimum health while being a victim of allergies/weak immune system is what many would like to achieve. 

"If you have seasonal allergies, chances are you've spent plenty of time cruising drugstore aisles looking for relief from allergy symptoms. You know just how wide a variety of medications there are — both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription — for seasonal allergies.

What's less well known is that you may also be able to get allergy relief by building up your defenses against them. Check out these tips to enhance your immune system and send allergies packing...."

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Why Not Book A Place On The Yoga Nutrition Workshop To Find Out More About Holistic Wellbeing

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A Holistic Approach To Healing Allergies And Food Intolerances

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A Holistic Approach To Healing Allergies And Food Intolerances

Many of us suffer with allergies and are bombarded daily by by products specifically designed to help ease the symptoms. However, research has shown there are many holistic ways of treating the symptoms.. 

"Do you dread the change of seasons because you know you will fall victim to relentless itchy eyes and a watery nose? Or maybe you live in constant paranoia of accidentally consuming a food that leaves you stuck in the bathroom for hours?

You don’t have to live like this! Recent research has uncovered the amazing potential of ancestral nutrition to heal the modern plague of allergies...."

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Yoga May Ease Symptoms For Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Yoga can help people suffering with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to reduce their blood pressure and can help patients to feel less helpless. 

"This was the main finding of a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular that compares patients with paroxysmalatrial fibrillation who practiced yoga with patients who did not. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition where the heart pumps blood at an irregular and often abnormally fast rate. This disrupts the flow of blood in the chambers of the heart and increases the risk of blood clots, which can result in..."

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Mindfulness-Based Meditation to Fight Chronic Lower Back Pains than Painkillers

Some people can really avoid taking tablets and their side-effects by practicing mindfulness. Whether it is anxiety, depression or back pains - mindfulness is here to help. 

"The mindfulness-based technique will find relief with a form of meditation. It involves yoga, body awareness, and focus. People who did this technique showed improvements compared to cognitive behavioral therapy, which also help relieve back pains.

According to Dr. Madhav Goyal, cowriter of an editorial paper of the study said, "This new study is exciting, because here's a technique that doesn't involve taking any pharmaceutical agents, and doesn't involve..."

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Mindfulness in the Workplace: Benefits, Risks, Complexities

A lot of research has been carried out on mindfulness and has proved it has many benefits when practiced at work. 

"There is an increasingly nuanced understanding of the potential benefits and risks of mindfulness strategies (including meditation and yoga) in the workplace. A recent Harvard Business Review article entitled “How Meditation Benefits CEOs”discusses the empirical research that has established the effectiveness of mindfulness strategies for enhancement of resilience, emotional intelligence, empathy, creativity, and mental focus.

The neuroscience of mindfulness techniques also is more convincing than ever. This research demonstrates that mindfulness techniques can induce..."

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Why Students At Elite Colleges Are Turning To Meditation

Many students are experiencing increased pressure within their university life. Meditation and yoga work fabulously at relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

"Wellness programs are becoming increasingly important as students today face an overwhelming amount of pressure and stress at school. And that takes a toll on mental health. Nearly one in 10 college students report experiencing symptoms of depression, according to 2014 research from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Alarming mental health statistics are why Kishor Nayar, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, started MIT’s Art of Living club while pursuing his master’s degree . Citing concern over mental health issues and pointing to the stress and isolation he observed on campus, Nayar believes that meditation should..."

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Mindfulness Helps Build Wellbeing and Resilience in the Workplace

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has been incorporated into many companies such as EY to reduce stress and anxiety within the workplace. 

"Jamie Bristow, Director, The Mindfulness Initiative, who helped the MAPPG conduct the enquiry on mindfulness, says: “The Mindful Nation UK report lays out promising evidence and makes substantive recommendations as to how mindfulness can improve wellbeing and help..."

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Everyday Mindfulness Linked to Healthy Glucose Levels

Further research into the links between glucose levels and mindfulness could in the future lead to better treatment for those with unhealthy glucose levels. 

"Dispositional, or "everyday" mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one's present thoughts and feelings. In a new study of 399 people that measured health indicators including dispositional mindfulness and blood glucose, researchers found that..."

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Why Is Yoga Becoming So Popular?

Yoga has been around for thousands and thousands of years and more people are starting to take it up and implement it into their everyday routine. 

"There are many reasons why yoga is becoming popular today. One thing is, your body is like a barometer, it makes you realize some fundamental facts about yourself. If you know how to watch it, it tells you everything about..."

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