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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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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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Protecting the Brain and Healing the Gut

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Protecting the Brain and Healing the Gut

A very interesting article with a podcast that talks about the different ways we can protect our brain while healing our gut... 

"Dr. Perlmutter explained how gluten sensitivity represents one of the greatest and most underestimated health risk to humanity and how a heavy wheat-based diet affects the gut and the brain.

He further talked about how fat, not carbohydrates, is the preferred fuel of human metabolism. He explained how the low-fat guidelines which gave way to a low-fat diet of the 90’s were not based on scientific evidence and how these diets in essence, starved the brain..."

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Why Not Book A Place On The Yoga Nutrition Workshop To Find Out More About Gut Health

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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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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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There's A Surprisingly Simple Way Meditation Appears To Change The Brain

There are many ways we can improve our focus and reduce stress, and meditation is one of the ways this can be achieved. 

"For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice — known as mindfulness meditation — can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being a little less stressed every once in a while, for example..."

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5 Types Of Meditation That Don't Require Sitting Still

Many people think meditation can only be done sitting still, but that is far from being true. Meditation involves taking the mind to a peaceful place and encouraging self-development. 

"Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn't always mean sitting in lotus pose with your eyes closed. In fact, most people are unaware that you can practice meditation virtually anywhere -- sitting still is not a requirement..."

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Meditation Trains Brain

There are so many benefits that a person practicing mindful meditation can enjoy. 

"Everyone gets stressed, and we all deal with our stress in different ways — meditation, exercise, or eating chocolate, to name a few examples. But new research out of Carnegie Mellon’s psychology department shows that mindfulness meditation, a state of focusing on the present and interacting nonjudgementally with thoughts, may..."

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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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