Category Archives: mindfulness

Better mental health through meditation?

Authors: Kieran C.R. Fox, R. Nathan Spreng, Melissa Ellamil, Jessica R. Andrews-Hanna, Kalina Christoff Year: 2015 Title: The wandering brain: Meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of mind-wandering and related spontaneous thought processes Summary: Thinking about the most common effects on … Continue reading

Posted in clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, mind wandering, mindfulness, neuroimaging, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Can mindfulness help you to stop smoking?

Can mindfulness meditation help with smoking cessation or addiction? Stop smoking. Continue reading

Posted in addiction, mindfulness, smoking | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Spiritual based meditation may help preserve cognitive function

Whilst intensive meditation practice may improve cognitive function, sustained daily practice may help maintain it. Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, cognitive psychology, cumulative effect, mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Deepening crisis in meditation research

Is contemporary mindfulness a meditation practice or something different? Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, CBCT, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, MBSR, mindfulness | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Compassion and palliative care

Compassionate, loving kindness and mindfulness interventions in a palliative care setting. Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, compassion, health psychology, LKM, loneliness, mindfulness | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Methodological problems in mindfulness research

Problems in how meditation is researched are highlighted in this meta study. But the paper stops short of explaining why its lost in a ‘theoretical mist’. Continue reading

Posted in CM, cognitive psychology, compassion, critical psychology, mindfulness | Tagged | 2 Comments

How much does science know about meditation?

Scientific understanding of meditation and mindfulness Continue reading

Posted in cognitive psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, religious studies | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Meditators know the most about meditation, if science ignores them they miss a trick. Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, cognitive psychology, concentration meditation, Dzogchen, health psychology, LKM, loving kindness, MBCT, MBSR, mindfulness, social psychology, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Mindfulness Buddhist and Does its Social Context Matter?

Can mindfulness be regarded as a Buddhist practice? Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Chan Buddhism, Dzogchen, mindfulness, psychiatry, religious studies | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

No Agreement over the Meaning of the Term Mindfulness

What is the authentic meaning of mindfulness? Continue reading

Posted in MBSR, mindfulness, religious studies, Theravada Buddhism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment