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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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Documentary Explores Meditation in Mexico Prisons

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Documentary Explores Meditation in Mexico Prisons

Meditation can be adopted in many environments. This article explores how meditation helped those in prison in Mexico. 

"When Greg Hopkinson walked into one of the most violent prisons in Mexico - a jail where 44 inmates died in a battle between rival drug cartels - the experience was mind-blowing. "It was just unbelievable - the peace, contentment, and stillness in the place was palpable. "Effectively we walked into this massive meditation..." 

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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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