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Compassionate meditation creates a positive outlook

Train in compassion to create a more positive outlook. Continue reading

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Who you really are; the default mode network

The default mode network has a crucial but poorly understood role in how meditation influences brain structure and function. This paper sets out some of the current thinking regarding self-generated thought. Continue reading

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Brain health in middle age; the science of meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness may help to keep your brain young Continue reading

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Can mindfulness help you to stop smoking?

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

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Compassion, meditation and depression

Can cognitive based compassion therapy (CBCT) help with depression? Continue reading

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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

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The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being

Authors: Brown KW, Ryan RM Year: 2003 Title: The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being Summary: Research assessing mindfulness practice from empirical and theoretical perspectives. In conclusion a clinical intervention study indicates a relationship between … Continue reading

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