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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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Be part of International Dance Festival Birmingham  | Performance Opportunity | In A Landscape Local volunteers required for community ensemble.

WHO IS IT FOR?

If you are age 16 - 60, live in Birmingham, are confident, reasonably agile, and would enjoy being part of an ensemble in the amazing setting of the Municipal Bank, this opportunity is for you. Any level of experience of yoga, martial arts like Karate or Aikido, mindful movement or similar physical activity or meditation will be helpful. But you don't have to be an expert. Motivation, curiosity and self-discipline are more important. 

THE EVENT

A live performance unlike any other, this dynamic new piece incorporating Shun Ito's installation, Cells, will combine hypnotic electronic sounds played live by Liverpool's guitar-based percussive innovators Ex Easter Island Head, sculpture, movement, and fizzing electric light bulbs.

The ensemble will create a moving human installation using "mindful movement" to develop a mesmerizing kinetic landscape around the sculpture.

"The ensemble will perform quiet serene movement, for example mindful walking, or at times remain in stillness, achieved through an inner quality and focused mind. We will also assist Ex Easter with the music, for example playing singing bowls. The aim is to leave audiences with a sense of peace and tranquility." - Kei Miyata (director)

The total length of the piece will be 45 minutes and the ensemble section is likely to be around 15 - 20 minutes. Performances run from 12 - 14 May.

PARTICIPATION

This is a voluntary opportunity with highlights of participation including:

  • Being part of an ensemble of performers for the World Premiere of Kei Miyata's In A Landscape, working with an acclaimed Japanese artist and Ex Easter Island Head.  Kei's style of working is holistic, based on dance, Meridian Yoga and meditation and is beneficial for mental and physical wellbeing.
  • A taster workshop / audition with Kei Miyata and Ex Easter Island Head at DanceXchange.
  • Participation in 7 rehearsal workshops to create a highly original piece combining sculpture, live music, and movement.
  • 4 performances at the Municipal Bank, Broad Street, as part of IDFB 2016.

You can read more details, including the rehearsal schedule, here: CALLOUT

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To request an application form or for more information, please contact Suriya: idfb2016.landscape@gmail.com 

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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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How Meditation Might Help Chronic Pain

Self help through meditation can alleviate any chronic pain you or your loved one may be experiencing. Why not give it a go? 

"Veterans who have been wounded often deal with chronic pain conditions. A new study suggests they might be able to help themselves. The study tested nine veterans who had chronic pain, splitting them into two separate groups. Several different methods were..."

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Handle Your Stress Without Burning Out

Stress at times, is unavoidable. However, learning how to cope with stress can be very beneficial for those who lead busy lives. 

"Throughout our day-to-day routine there is a chance you may encounter a situation, person or event that will cause an assault on your mind and body known as stress. But the more you’re equipped to handle these situations, the better the recovery..."

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Meditation and Anti Ageing

Selfie Taken on my yoga teacher training this year

 

I have been told many times that I look young for my age (a fine 35 years) I do meditate and now here Huffington post have written about what may have contributed, beside my genes. I do however want to be able to appreciate my age and white hairs and wrinkles as they are part of life.  Meditation can really teach us self acceptance no matter how old or young we look.  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kirchner/another-reason-to-meditat_b_8376926.html

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