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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS

“MINDFULNESS IS THE AWARENESS THAT ARISES FROM PAYING ATTENTION IN A PARTICULAR WAY: ON PURPOSE, IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, AND NON-JUDGMENTALLY.”
– Dr. JON KABAT-ZINN

MINDFULNESS RESEARCH WEBSITES

Mindfulness Research Monthly - American Mindfulness Research Foundation

https://goamra.org/

Mindfulness Research - National Institutes of Health

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation-in-depth

Scientific Publications & Current Studies - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, U. of Wisconsin

https://centerhealthyminds.org/science/research

HOW MEDITATION CAN RESHAPE OUR BRAINS

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rRzTtP7Tc&t=12s
  By Sara Lazar, PhD, associate researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca0uLyRTrQ0&t=5s
 
  By University of California

MINDFULNESS RESEARCH

A great deal of this research testifies to the effectiveness of mindfulness for a wide range of physical and mental health difficulties, and for general measures of well-being.

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MINDFULNESS ARTICLES

Neural Mechanism Identified for Anxiety Reduction with Mindfulness Training

By G. Sevinc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and S. Lazar, PhD, Associate Researcher in Psychiatry, 2019

Extinction learning is a plausible mechanism through which mindfulness training may foster resilience and reduce stress and anxiety.

https://advances.massgeneral.org/neuro/journal.aspx?id=1382

Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density

By B. K. Hölzel and others, 2010

MBSR interventions increase gray matter density in brain regions associated with learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective thinking.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004979/

Meditation promotes insightful problem-solving by keeping people in a mindful and alert conscious state

By J. N. Ren and others, 2011

The authors studied the role of meditation in producing insight (problem-solving). This was particularly linked to maintaining a mindful and alert state during meditation.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51752718_Meditation_promotes_insightful_problem-solving_by_keeping_people_in_a_mindful_and_alert_conscious_state

1st PLANTING SEEDS: THE POWER OF MINDFULNESS - FILM TRAILER

SILENCE

"Silence helps our minds to rest. Just as sand stirred in a tumbler of water gradually settles to the bottom and leaves the water clear if we let it rest for a while, so the agitation of our minds and stressful thoughts can gradually settle as well. Our minds generally become calmer, clearer, and more open." - By L. Lehrhaupt & P. Meibert

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