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Meditation helps kids pay attention, leading researcher says

Meditation helps kids pay attention, leading researcher says | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
Simple meditation techniques, backed up with modern scientific knowledge of the brain, are helping kids hard-wire themselves to be able to better pay attention and become kinder, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson.
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Book Review – The Emotional Life of Your Brain

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Even with breakthrough books on emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman, emotions are still very much peripheral in organisations. Workplace culture (with rare exceptions) seems to be stuck in a time warp that mirrors an old 1970s cognitive psychologists perspective– which was that the best emotions can offer is to just interrupt us so that we can direct our attention to what is really important. When’s the last time emotions were spoken about in your workplace for instance? The emotional tapestry at work seems almost binary, dissolving down to just whether we feel stressed or not, nothing more. Emotions seem to be relegated to a point of insignificance, viewed as getting in the way of the real business and doing what is important, if they are mentioned at work at all.

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Modern Kindness - Stories of Generosity - Oprah.com

Modern Kindness - Stories of Generosity - Oprah.com | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
From spare change to vital organs, these tales of everyday giving will put a smile on your face and inspire you to pay it forward.
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The Chemicals of Care: How Self-Compassion Manifests in Our Bodies

The Chemicals of Care: How Self-Compassion Manifests in Our Bodies | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
The power of self-compassion is not just an idea; it's very real and actually manifests in our bodies. When we soothe our own pain, we are tapping into the mammalian care-giving system.
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The World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion

The World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion | Meditation Research | Scoop.it

Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion tells the inspiring story of Dr. V and Aravind, and more significantly, unveils the radical principles at the core of its evolution: from an 11-bed clinic in a dusty Indian town, to the world's largest eye hospital. Counter-intuitive ideas, like how compassion doesn't have to be a secondary thought -- it can actually drive operational efficiency. Or how if you are really focusing on service, resources do organize themselves. That if you really want to solve a problem, there's no question that cooperation beats competition. And perhaps most subtly, that when individuals (and especially leaders) stay rooted in inner transformation, it fundamentally alters the way in which organizations develop.

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Positive well-being to higher telomerase: Psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health

Positive well-being to higher telomerase: Psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity, according to researchers.
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Mechanisms of Mindfulness – Deconstructing the concept into psychological and neurobiological terms

Mechanisms of Mindfulness – Deconstructing the concept into psychological and neurobiological terms | Meditation Research | Scoop.it

A new paper has come out in the November issue of Perspectives in Psychological Science - Mechanisms of Mindfulness – Deconstructing the concept into psychological and neurobiological terms

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Voluntary simplicity brings greater happiness, more sustainable environment

Voluntary simplicity brings greater happiness, more sustainable environment | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, D.C. Voluntary simplicity brings about a greater happiness and a more sustainable environment per the results of a newly published paper Ecolog...
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TEDxEQCHCH - Helena Norberg-Hodge - The Economics of Happiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) and its predecessor, the Ladakh Project. She is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals such as The Ecologist, Resurgence, and YES! magazine. Norberg- Hodge's ground-breaking work in the Himalayan region of Ladakh is internationally recognized, and earned her the Right Livelihood Award
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How rudeness takes its toll - Vol. 24, Part 7 ( July 2011)

How rudeness takes its toll - Vol. 24, Part 7 ( July 2011) | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
What do we know about the effects of rudeness? Studies show that even when the target of rudeness does not exact retribution, performance plummets, whether measured using cognitive or creative tasks, or in terms of helpfulness. What’s more, witnesses are affected in similar ways. Rudeness even primes dysfunctional behaviour and aggressive thoughts. Findings suggest that rudeness can tarnish a culture – it takes a toll on people and society in multiple ways.
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Brown University Contemplative Studies Initiative

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UC Davis: Center for Mind and Brain : Welcome

UC Davis: Center for Mind and Brain : Welcome | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
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UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

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Book Review - The Emotional Life of Your Brain, Part 2 | Awareness in Action

Book Review - The Emotional Life of Your Brain, Part 2 | Awareness in Action | Meditation Research | Scoop.it

The core of Davidson’s book crystallises research how we ourselves uniquely react and respond to ‘life’s slings and arrows’. Individual response is unique mix across six dimensions — Resilience, Outlook, Social Intuition, Self Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention. We have a mix of these styles which means we could be highly resilient (resilience) but not very good at reading social cues (Social Intuition). The key difference between these defined domains and some kind of self help manual is that they are related to underlying identifiable brain systems and can be altered through mental and environmental changes.

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Charter For Compassion Makes Surprising Progress

Charter For Compassion Makes Surprising Progress | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
When the Charter for Compassion was launched in November 2009, I didn't know that by 2012 more than 85,000 people would have affirmed it online or that we would have 150 active partners around the world.
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Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification ("folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) then non-meditators.
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Body Language Of Empathy Is Genetically Wired Say Scientists

Body Language Of Empathy Is Genetically Wired Say Scientists | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
A new study suggests it takes only 20 seconds of observation to detect whether a total stranger is genetically wired to display prosocial behavior consistent with empathy, compassion and trustwo...
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My mood can become your problem

My mood can become your problem | Meditation Research | Scoop.it

Recently I was doing a piece of work in a rural area of the south of France—very pleasant in some ways but in terms of communication and internet, frequently frustrating. After two interminable days of not even being able to use a dial-up system to retrieve email I turned, in some desperation, to an acquaintance who runs a small IT unit in the area, and who had helped me out before. Over the phone, as I explained my situation and asked for advice on how to get on even a slow-line, I could sense his reluctance and eventually impatience with my request for help. He was extremely busy, he said and was squeezed in between several conflicting demands already. My cry for help, based on our previous satisfactory interactions, was simply making him feel bad and pushing him further into a situation of stress.

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» Compassion Meditation Lowers Stress - Psych Central News

» Compassion Meditation Lowers Stress - Psych Central News | Meditation Research | Scoop.it

The technique known as compassion meditation can help individuals relieve stress that has been linked to depression and a number of medical illnesses.

Furthermore, scientist believe the technique may reduce inflammation and improve behavioral response to stress.

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Final Study: Physician Empathy Helps Patients Overcome Colds Faster | UW Family Medicine

Final Study: Physician Empathy Helps Patients Overcome Colds Faster | UW Family Medicine | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
A final study has shown that physician empathy really does help patients fight the common cold. In fact, a therapeutic encounter based on empathy, compassion, and a willingness to listen not only helps patients feel better faster, it can also translate to actual changes in their immune response.
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Aspen Ideas Festival - The Neuroscience of Happiness

Aspen Ideas Festival - The Neuroscience of Happiness | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
Is happiness a skill? Modern neuroscientific research and the wisdom of ancient contemplative traditions converge in suggesting that happiness is the product of skills that can be enhanced through training and such training exemplifies how transforming the mind can change the brain.
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Health@Google: Dr. Daniel Siegel, Taking Time In

Health@Google Series May 26, 2011 Presented by Dr. Daniel Siegel. Studies of physical health, emotional well-being, longevity, happiness, and even wisdom sug...
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Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
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Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

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CASEL | Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

CASEL | Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning | Meditation Research | Scoop.it
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