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7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Science is showing that meditation is very deserving of its newfound fame.

Via Nicole S. Bakhazi, Lynnette Van Dyke, Luciana Viter, David Hain
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David Hain's curator insight, February 12, 2015 7:12 AM

It may be the coolest fad on the block, but this really has sustainability!

Pacific Cove's curator insight, February 14, 2015 9:21 PM

...mindfulness meditation decreases activity in the default mode network (DMN), the brain network responsible for mind-wandering and self-referential thoughts – a.k.a., “monkey mind.”  #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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14 Executives Who Swear By Meditation

14 Executives Who Swear By Meditation | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Ray Dalio, Marc Benioff, and more.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:39 PM

Leadership and meditation go well together!

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

 

The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga

 

Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.


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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:15 PM

When top business schools highlight the importance of mindfulness with courses for future leaders, we now have precedence for including it in educational leadership training.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the ideas that mindfulness is combined with Peter Drucker's work and that large companies are looking at meditation as something that will benefit employees.

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

What really happens when we meditate? How can such a simple act of sitting still actually cultivate agile, talented leaders? Read this article to learn more.

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How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health

How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

New research suggests that meditation or any other mood-enhancing activity can serve as a nutrient for the human body.

 

“Positive emotion, positive social connections, and physical health influence one another in a self-sustaining, upward-spiral dynamic,” concludes a research team led by psychologist Bethany Kok of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. It found upbeat emotions inspired by a meditative practice led to greater feelings of connectedness with others, which positively impacted “a biological resource that has been linked to numerous health benefits.”

 

 


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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:50 PM

I think as we learn to become quiet and relaxed within, the stress chemicals go away.  Maybe this is us going back to our natural state.

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Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business - Knowledge@Wharton

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Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.

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