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Inflammation Reduced with Behavioral Training

Inflammation Reduced with Behavioral Training | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Subjects were taught to suppress their immune responses using physical conditioning
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This is an interesting study about meditation and the inflammation response that can come with being sick.  And how one group that we studied used breathing to abate the effects. 

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How to Be Happy | Visual.ly

How to Be Happy | Visual.ly | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
The Science of Happiness.

Happiness means different things to each of us, but biology and psychology reveal a lot of factors that contribute to ou
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Interesting Infographic on Happiness! 

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Why I Brought Meditation into the Classroom

Why I Brought Meditation into the Classroom | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
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Meditation for MBA students and business! 

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Business Executives Continue To Embrace Mindfulness

Business Executives Continue To Embrace Mindfulness | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Every day, twice a day, for the past 20 years, the executive charged with investing tens of billions of dollars for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund thinks of nothing. He does this by sitting silently and saying a word inside himself.

Via Annette Swann
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Great to keep in mind for Leaders under stress! 

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Skip Lackey's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:29 PM

Great to keep in mind as a Leader under stress!

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the times they are a-changin'!

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Reducing Stress In The Workplace Through Cost-Effective Online Tools

Reducing Stress In The Workplace Through Cost-Effective Online Tools | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
The use of Internet-based stress management programs (ISM) effectively reduce stress for a sustainable period, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published recently in Annals of Behavioral...
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This study is what MeditationPrescription.com is all about.  Givine access to stress reduction tools for anyone that wants to try to use mindfullness and meditation first. 

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Mind-Body Course Has Positive Impact On Well-Being Of Medical Students

Mind-Body Course Has Positive Impact On Well-Being Of Medical Students | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study shows a mind-body class elective for medical students helps increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and tasks more...
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I think that it's great that Med students are being introduced to the positive benifits of meditation.  Maybe they will prescribe meditation rather than drugs first going forward.  Wouldn't that be nice! 

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Meditation Activates Anterior Cingulate Cortex, Eases Anxiety

Meditation Activates Anterior Cingulate Cortex, Eases Anxiety | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how.
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Proof on how mediation effects brain function.  Science is listening.

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Family caregiving linked to longer life expectancy

Family caregiving linked to longer life expectancy | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Study comparing over 3,500 family caregivers with non-caregivers found caregivers had an 18% reduced rate of death and subgroup analyses failed to find any exceptions.
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To me... this artice has more to do with having compassion and love for a family member than anything else.  The chemical response to Love gives off a very powerful reason for living!

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Teacher well-being improved by participation in mindfulness-based program

Teacher well-being improved by participation in mindfulness-based program | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Teacher well-being, efficacy, burnout-related stress, time-related stress and mindfulness significantly improve when teachers participate in the CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in...
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Meditation is healthy for teachers too! 

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Meditation changes gene expression, study shows

Meditation changes gene expression, study shows | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Meditation and the power of a calm mind may influence gene expression and reduce the time the body needs to recover from episodes of stress, researchers say.
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Important early findings for meditation.  Monks have been sharing this with us for years... but science hasn't been listening.... until now.  Hmmmmm....

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Gene expression changes with meditation

Gene expression changes with meditation | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
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We have known that meditation has it's benefits... and this is better than first thought! 

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Meditate to Improve Performance

Meditate to Improve Performance | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
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This is a great article on how meditation has been used in business throughout the years.  Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, MLK etc have taken the time to be "still" to find the wisdom in downtime and self-engagement.  Self assesment.  Take a look 

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How to Be Happy | Visual.ly

How to Be Happy | Visual.ly | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
The Science of Happiness.

Happiness means different things to each of us, but biology and psychology reveal a lot of factors that contribute to ou
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Interesting Infographic on the science of Happiness. 

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Meditate for More Profitable Decisions

Meditate for More Profitable Decisions | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
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Meditation and decision making! 

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These heat maps reveal where we feel love, anger, shame & sadness on our bodies

These heat maps reveal where we feel love, anger, shame & sadness on our bodies | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Scientists have conclusively proven that love gives you the warm fuzzies, and sadness makes you feel blue.
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GREAT article about the effect that emotion has on the body!  Amazingly accurate results of what I've been saying to people for years!  Love that it's so visual! 

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Stress Statistics | Statistic Brain

Stress Statistics | Statistic Brain | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Statistics and facts on business, consumer, sports, financials, world news
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Stress Facts! 

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Mindfulness And Emotional Well-Being

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A new study from the University of Utah shows that individuals who describe themselves as being more mindful have more stable emotions and perceive themselves to have better control over their...
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it's a small study... and it's more proof!

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Meditation, Stretching Ease PTSD Symptoms In Nurses

Meditation, Stretching Ease PTSD Symptoms In Nurses | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Practicing a form of meditation and stretching can help relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and normalize stress hormone levels, according to a recent study accepted for...
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PTSD for Nurses and meditation!

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Exercise Helps Brain Become More Resilient To Stress

Exercise Helps Brain Become More Resilient To Stress | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Physical exercise can help the brain deal with stress in a positive way, as well as becoming less affected by anxiety, Princeton University researchers wrote.
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To me... exercise can ALSO be like a meditation for the body.  When you couple meditation with exercise to reduce stress... it's a one, two punch. 

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Mindfulness training helps lower blood pressure

Mindfulness training helps lower blood pressure | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Researchers from Ohio have found that mindfulness-based stress reduction training offers an alternative to drug intervention for people with prehypertension.
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Meditation lowers blood pressure too. 

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Meditation techniques prevent burnout in medical students

Meditation techniques prevent burnout in medical students | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Doctors commonly tell patients that stress can be harmful to their health. Yet when it comes to reducing their own stress levels, physicians don't always heed their own advice.
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Yes... it does!

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Making Movement Easier: Can Mindfulness Re-Open Pathways in the Brain?

Making Movement Easier: Can Mindfulness Re-Open Pathways in the Brain? | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
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More on the best of mindfulness! 

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The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier, by Ocean Robbins

The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier, by Ocean Robbins | Meditation for Stress Reduction | Scoop.it
Our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy old man without being either elderly or male.
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The power of Gratitude is something that I have been speaking about for years. I love that they have actually done studies on it.  Read this and see the results! 

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