Mindfulness practitioners and scientists alike are finding that mindfulness meditation as taught in MBSR can reduce distress and improve quality of life in this living with cancer.
USA Today article points to new research from Massachusetts General/Harvard as to why mindfulness meditation reduces pain perception.
MIT and Harvard neuroscientists explain why the practice helps tune out distractions and relieve pain.
Harvard Health publications reports on a new study, published in the May 2011 issue of Neuroimage, that adds to the growing data suggesting that one effect of mindfulness meditation is increased brain connectivity.
Individuals who practiced mindfulness meditation during a pain experiment reported much less discomfort than they did in earlier, meditation-free sessions.
Researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
Study presented at the Society for Neuroscience this month shows meditation changes the way the brain processes pain signals.
Mindfulness meditation Increase Well-being in Adolescent Boys: Researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed 155 boys before and after a four-week crash course in mindfulness. After the trial period, the 14 and 15 year-old boys were found to have increased well-being, including positive emotions such as happiness, contentment, interest and affection and functioning well.
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