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Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows

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A new study by researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can be trained to be more compassionate. The report, published Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, investigates whether training adults in compassion can result in greater altruistic behavior and related changes in neural systems underlying compassion.

 

"Our fundamental question was, 'Can compassion be trained and learned in adults? Can we become more caring if we practice that mindset?'" says Helen Weng, lead author of the study and a graduate student in clinical psychology. "Our evidence points to yes."


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The Link Between Meditation And Empathy

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Meditation could help people to be more empathetic, according to a small new study from Emory University.

 

"It's an intriguing result, suggesting that a behavioral intervention could enhance a key aspect of empathy," study researcher Jennifer Mascaro,

 

After the eight weeks, all the study participants completed the "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" test again. The researchers found that people who underwent the meditation training program had a 4.6 percent higher score on the empathy test at the end of the study period. Meanwhile, people who only partook in the discussion classes didn't experience any increase in empathy scores, and some even experienced a decrease in their scores.

The brain scans also revealed that people who took the meditation courses also had increased brain activity in the regions linked with empathy.


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Prayer May Reshape Your Brain ... And Your Reality : NPR

Scans show that people who spend untold hours in prayer or meditation go dark in the parietal lobe, the brain area that helps create a sense of self.
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» The ‘Most Relaxing Tune Ever’, According to…Science? - Panic About Anxiety

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The song is called Weightless. Marconi Union teamed up with sound therapists to create a song that relaxes body and mind. Did it work?
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Jodi Aman: Heal Now and Forever

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Dedicated to helping others heal though inspiration and love..

 

Today’s meditation is about forgiving ourselves. This is probably the single most important activity we can do to help us heal. Forgive ourselves. Often when we make mistakes or blame ourselves (even for something we didn’t do) the self judgment takes off like a rocket, causing all kind of spiritual, emotional and physical dis-ease. It is time to stop this rocket.

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Meditation Makes Us Act with Compassion

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A new study suggests mindfulness meditation can help us overcome the "bystander effect.

 

In the study, Paul Condon and Dave DeSteno of Northeastern University and Gaelle Desbordes of Massachusetts General Hospital assigned people with little or no meditation experience to one of two eight-week meditation classes, or put them on a wait list for a class. One class was a mindfulness meditation class geared toward focusing and calming the mind. The other covered similar terrain but also discussed compassion and suffering.

 

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas


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Scans show meditation brain boost

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The BBC's David Sillito has been examining the theory that meditation can reduce stress, depression and even chronic pain.

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Tratak Meditation | Heal Now and Forever

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Tratak is an ancient meditation that can help you decrease stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration. It brings clarity of mind, stopping random, hurtful thought processes.

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» Imaging Shows How Meditation Tunes Out Some Brain Areas - Psych Central News

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A new brain imaging study suggests experienced meditators are able to switch off areas of the brain.

 

Experts have tied meditation’s focus on the present moment with increased happiness and other benefits

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Simple Relaxation -- A Guided Meditation

Get the Audio for your iPod or a CD, http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/QuietMindCafe . This guided meditation is from http://www.quietmindcafe.com and is one part...
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