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Webinar Mindfulness & At-Risk Youth

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Our goal is to move beyond cooker-cutter curriculum and scripting and discuss real world approaches to making mindfulness practice relevant to at-risk youth using language and metaphors they can understand and connect with.

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Buddhism and the Brain § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

Buddhism and the Brain § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM | Training the Mind | Scoop.it
Many of Buddhism’s core tenets significantly overlap with findings from modern neurology and neuroscience. So how did Buddhism come close to getting the brain right?
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David McGavock's curator insight, December 16, 2012 8:49 PM

This is a very useful analysis of Buddhism (and other religions) in it's relation to neuroscience. If the reader is interested in extending her exploration on this topic, I would suggest listening to Mind and Life XVIII where the Dalai Lama talks with neuroscientists about the connections between Buddhism and neuroscience.

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Meditation Changes Brains for the Better

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A new study from Yale University gives scientists a window into the meditating mind, providing evidence that the practice appears to change the way the brain works and could give meditators a leg up when it comes to dealing with mental disorders.
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» Compassion Meditation Lowers Stress - Psych Central News

» Compassion Meditation Lowers Stress - Psych Central News | Training the Mind | 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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10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus

10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus | Training the Mind | Scoop.it
Finding focus is rapidly becoming the biggest workplace challenge. We highlight a handful of apps to help cure internet addictions and better manage your time.
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RSA - Neuromania? The possibilities and pitfalls of our fascination with brains

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Mindfulness Leads to Awareness

Excerpt from the new DVD: Mindfulness and Authenticity - Foundations for Leadership by Alan Sloan. Published by ALIA Institute, to be released in July 2011. ...
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'Mindfulness Without Borders'

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The international program shows young people how to build character — improving and strengthening themselves so that they can then change their world.
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» 2 Must-Try Mindfulness Practices

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“Just as an untamed elephant can do damage, trampling crops and injuring people, so the untamed, capricious mind can cause harm to us and those around...
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Barbara Fredrickson: Can People Change?

Barbara Fredrickson describes how people can change on a fundamental level by changing how they interpret their lot in life.
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Daniel Siegel on Emotional Intelligence and Mindsight

Daniel Siegel talks with Christine Carter about how mindsight relates to emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and mindfulness.
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Eight weeks to a better brain

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Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.
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David McGavock's curator insight, December 22, 2012 1:25 PM

While I'd recommend a lifetime of meditation practice, it is encouraging to know that there are measurable results in a short time. The "trick" is to establish a routine. I find that early morning practice works best. Like brushing my teeth before I leave for work :-)

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Mechanisms of Mindfulness – Deconstructing the concept into psychological and neurobiological terms

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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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Mind Fitness Training Institute

The Institute teaches Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)

 

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Amazon.com: Your Brain at Work eBook: David Rock: Kindle Store

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Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on the scientific study of mindfulness and hosts the Mindfulness Research...
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Masters of Distraction

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Mark Changizi reviews Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy N. Davidson.

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Stanford study vanquishes social anxieties without drugs

For most of his life, 24-year-old Steven Bringas so feared humiliating himself if he spoke that only an emergency would get him to enter a store.
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Webinar Mindfulness & At-Risk Youth

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Avoid the brain drain: Why brain fitness equals better sales

What does neuroscience and increased sales have to do with each other? It seems more than we would think.
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Study: Buddhist Meditation Promotes Rational Thinking - Miller-McCune

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Brain imaging studies looking at rationality found very different responses between Buddhist meditators and other participants.
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» The Four Questions to Rid Automatic Negative Thoughts - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

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Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA | Training the Mind | 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 stress.
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