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Students using meditation to fight stress

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GEELONG schools are turning to wellbeing programs and meditation to help students stay calm, happy and focused in the face of growing social media and academic pressures.

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
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Gathering resources about eduation and mindfulness... is there a class in there somewhere?

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:54 PM

#usingmeditationtocombatstress #howmeditatingstopsstress Students are now using meditation to combat stress.    They are seeing great results.   How meditating stops stress is simple.   It allows students to calm their minds, focus on their studies and fight stress.     

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Integrative Medicine Magazine

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The MSBR Online Course: UMass Medical School - Worcester

The MSBR Online Course: UMass Medical School - Worcester | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
MBSR Online

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance, and peace of mind. The Center for Mindfulness, along with our friends at Sounds True, now offer you the experience of our eight-week, life-affirming course – online, and on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.

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I was so fortunate to experience MSBR training with Stephen Hickman at UCSD and more recently with Karen Sothers at the Integrative Medicine Life Style Change Program at Scripps in Torrey Pines. 


If you're not able get to a live MSBR program in person,This 8 Week Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction online course is a good way to save your own life. 

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Dispatches from the Field: Out of Eden Walk:

Dispatches from the Field: Out of Eden Walk: | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Let’s Walk
by Paul Salopek
Herto Bouri, Ethiopia, 10°17'12'' N, 40°31'55'' E
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
A thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.

— Jalal ad-Din Mohammed Balkhi (Rumi)

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What better way to start this journey than a quote from Rumi. 

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The First Book of Poetry About The Fight Against Electromagnetic Pollution by Chellis Glendinning, Ph.D., With Introduction by Olle Johansson, Ph.D. | electromagnetichealth.org

The First Book of Poetry About The Fight Against Electromagnetic Pollution by Chellis Glendinning, Ph.D., With Introduction by Olle Johansson, Ph.D. | electromagnetichealth.org | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
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I met Chellis back in the 70's. She was working at the Shambala Press on Telegraph Avenue. I was working at Cody's Book nearby. She was amazing then. Clearly that hasn't changed. 

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A Busy Teacher’s Guide to Reduce Stress | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

A Busy Teacher’s Guide to Reduce Stress | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

The role of teacher is littered with highs and lows. The stress of the job can reduce the best to tears, but more concerning can lead to physiological and psychological problems leading to heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and more. It doesn’t sound pretty, but ensuring that teachers manage stress is vital in ensuring the job is done to the best of our ability, whilst also taking care of ourselves and our families.


In his post, Leo Babauta shares five small things you can do to help reduce stress levels, which we have adapted suited for teachers…

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What goes around comes around.

It's all in your mind.

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[video] Exercise Your Mind Just Like Your Abs With 10-Minute Mindfulness - Huffington Post

[video] Exercise Your Mind Just Like Your Abs With 10-Minute Mindfulness - Huffington Post | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Exercise Your Mind Just Like Your Abs With 10-Minute Mindfulness Huffington Post As Konnikova recently wrote in the New Yorker, achieving mindfulness can be just as easy as "10-Minute Abs." Faithfully practicing mindfulness for 10 minutes each day...


Via Brenda Bentley, ozziegontang
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Recommended by Ozzie Gontang!

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, February 20, 6:51 AM

Core Mindfulness  Core Value  Core Abs

ROI =Breathing for Business.

ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 5:03 PM

A reminder that Mindfulness is a "practice."

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Cosmic Radiation Exposure and Air Travel - Environmental and Workplace Health - Health Canada

Cosmic Radiation Exposure and Air Travel - Environmental and Workplace Health - Health Canada | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

The amount of exposure to cosmic radiation while flying depends on the time spent flying, in addition to the factors mentioned above - altitude, latitude and solar activity. Solar flares contribute very little to the overall exposure from cosmic radiation.


For occasional flyers the exposure to cosmic radiation is very small. For those who fly frequently, such as aircrew and some business travelers, the annual exposure may be comparable with, or even exceed, that of radiation workers in ground-based industries.


At commercial aircraft altitudes cosmic radiation is much more intense than on the ground. Even though exposure can be a hundred times greater at these altitudes than it is on the ground, it is still fairly small. It would take about 100 one-way flights between Toronto and Vancouver to obtain the same exposure as we get in one year from other sources of natural background radiation.

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A friend of mine expressed concern about flying and radiation.  She's Canadian, so I thought I'd see what our friends across the border have to say about the isse.

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Music Therapy: Tibetan Music Sounds for Zen Meditation ☯041

Instrumental Music for Relaxation, Meditation, Study and Concentration, Spa and Massage, Healing Music Therapy. This Collection of Long Music Playlist is Per...

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 10, 2:00 PM

Good to play at work. 

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Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and
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Envisioning The Future Of Health

Envisioning The Future Of Health | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
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The times are changing. Medicine is changing.  It's good to be alive and in the game. 

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Dennis T OConnor posts a lot of good information both on health and Higher Education. 

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Mindful Magazine February 2014 Issue | Mindful

Mindful Magazine February 2014 Issue | Mindful | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
When he started MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn didn’t have a detailed plan—just passion and an inkling that lots of good would come of it. Now, 35 years later, he talks with us about the present and future of mindfulness.
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Can You Teach Compassion? | Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

Can You Teach Compassion? | Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Compassion, empathy, altruism and kindness are positive qualities we intuitively want our children to have, helps a child be successful in life and, research tells us, can be deliberately fostered in families, schools and communities. Teaching these qualities is what the Dalai Lama Center refers to as “Educating the Heart.” 


This video of Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl reminds us we can, indeed, teach compassion and kindness through positive relationships, through modeling as well as through opportunities to practice skills with others.  

 


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» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology

» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Two broad categories of results can sum up most people’s purposes for meditating. The first is to fully experience the present moment and to encounter thoughts and bodily sensations without judgment. The second is to enter a place of calmness away from the reactivity that can overwhelm us.


One meditator sails into the maelstrom, the other seeks a temporary shelter from the storm. The most interesting thing is that each result comes from the same basic techniques. So what the meditator seeks, and how much time he or she is willing to put into it, determines the outcome.



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ozziegontang's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:12 AM

Dorothy Mitchell, a dear friend and professor of counseling for 30+ years at Long Beach State shared this which is on my wall as a reminder:  Am I awake and fully present and living my life intentionally?


I have always enjoyed this quote:  If you want to live your dream; WAKE UP.

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A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps.

A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps. | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
His dark prediction about the future has become our present.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, April 7, 10:43 AM

Buddha talking to the people of Kalama told them to be skeptical of all those who come and say they have the truth or use their authority, knowledge, wisdom to persuade others that they hold the truth. Read the Kalama Sutra.  He ends up by saying:


"However, after thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it."


These words, the Buddha went on to say, must be applied to his own teachings.

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Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is a visionary force and global leader in mind-body medicine. For thirty-four years, we have pioneered the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based approaches in mainstream medicine and healthcare through patient care, research, academic medical and professional education, and into the broader society through diverse outreach and public service initiatives. Directed by Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, since 2000 and founded in 1995 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD , the Center is an outgrowth of the acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic – the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the world.

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Out of Eden: To Walk the World

Out of Eden: To Walk the World | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Paul Salopek


Walking is falling forward.


Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked. In this way, to walk becomes an act of faith. We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle—an iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go. For the next seven years I will plummet across the world.


Journalist Paul Salopek embarks on a seven-year global trek from Africa to Tierra Del Fuego, following in the footsteps of our restless forebears.

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This amazing adventure has been underway for about a year. Salopek expects to walk in the DNA footprints of our ancestors for for seven years.


Amazing.

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Mindfulness & Movement: A Movement To Help Children Move

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Caring for the Future


My daughters from early childhood were raised with the saying: If you want to know the future, create it.


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Recommended by the remarkable Ozzie Gontang.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 17, 6:04 PM

Leah Kalish and a growing group of teachers and educators have committed to bring a mindfulness approach along with movement to school children of all ages from early childhood development through K to 12.  UCSD Center for MIndfulness holds it yearly conference in early February: Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: MIndfulness in Clincal Practice, Education and Reserach where the growing number of educators, researchers, and clinicians come together to share what is working.


Google "Mindfulness & Children" to see what is being done around the globe. So much good information and sharing is available.

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 17, 6:09 PM

Leah Kalish and a growing group of teachers and educators have committed to bring a mindfulness approach along with movement to school children of all ages from early childhood development through K to 12.  UCSD Center for MIndfulness holds it yearly conference in early February: Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: MIndfulness in Clincal Practice, Education and Reserach where the growing number of educators, researchers, and clinicians come together to share what is working.


Google "Mindfulness & Children" to see what is being done around the globe. So much good information and sharing is available.

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Video Resources for Music Advocacy

Video Resources for Music Advocacy | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Videos showing the importance of teaching music in schools.

Via Kevin Merkley, John Popke
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Water in the desert...

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Pamina's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:38 AM

Vídeos que expliquen la importància de la música en l'educació

Lauren Mastrogiacomo's comment, March 20, 2013 9:44 AM
these are videos of different perspectives about music
Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 27, 11:40 AM

I post this here because designing in music into schools is essential. 

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The Top 5 Free Zen Apps : DNews

The Top 5 Free Zen Apps : DNews | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
A handful of mobile applications to help you disconnect, philosophize and relax.
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Mobile devises are distraction machines.  The nature of the beast is to interrupt you.  Along comes the concept of zen apps. 

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 4:55 PM

Connecting to disconnect. 

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Resounding Joy Workshops: iPad-ology

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The Mindfulness Revolution: How Mindfulness Meditation Is ...

The Mindfulness Revolution: How Mindfulness Meditation Is ... | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

The mindfulness revolution is a movement whose time has come. Mindfulness meditation is bridging the gap between science and spirituality.


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Sometimes the Best Thing to Do is Laugh.

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What's that they say about the best medicine?

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This Is Your Brain On Music [Infographic]

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How music enters the brain, and what it does when it gets there.
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The Skin Gun

Explorer : How to Build a Beating Heart : MON FEB 7 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/explorer/4828/Overview A simple idea...
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This video demonstrates the miracle of stem cell use for burn victims. The results of this new treatment are truly amazing. 

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How Many Egg Yolks Should You Eat?

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Breakfast is still considered the most important meal of the day. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether eggs should be included because of their saturated fat a
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12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog

12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system -- or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us "chase sex, food and salt" and therefore survive Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two human beings interact with each other."


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Suggested by Maggie Roumain a colleague and former student who I trust as a source of information on brain research! 

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:17 PM

Great videos and insights about how our brains work...

Randy Bauer's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:34 AM

A great resource of research that involves How Our Brain Works from TED Talks.