Dr. Saki Santorelli, executive director of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the UMass Medical School. discusses the pros and cons of secular mindfulness meditation practice in public schools. Might it be of benefit? `
While more studies are certainly needed, this groundbreaking work from University of Michigan researchers supports what has been seen before: that mindfulness training enhances the ability to function with less distress from intrusive thoughts associated with PTSD. It is the first study to show how the veterans' brains changed in ways that may explain why mindfulness is supportive of healing in PTSD.
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Occasional articles on the possible benefits of mindfulness practice