Archives for May 2011

Collecting evidence for Hypnobirthing: new NHS trial

Is there evidence for Hypnobirthing? The NHS is trialling a study in Tameside, Greater Manchester. This news report below by BBC News covers the story... Date: 19th May 2011 Source: BBC News "Expectant mothers at a hospital in Greater Manchester will be able to try hypnobirthing, as part of an NHS trial. Tameside General Hospital is introducing the technique to women … [Read more...]

New study on whether meditation can reduce ageing

Do you think that meditation can reduce ageing? It would be nice, wouldn't it. Cheaper than a wrinkle cream! The Guardian have reported on a study from The University of California. Date: 24th April 2011 Source: The Guardian "Scientists from a range of fields are starting to compile evidence that rather than simply being a transient mental or spiritual experience, … [Read more...]

Positivity Research: is there evidence to be positive?

Barbara Fredrickson is a researcher into positive emotions. Her positivity research has been commended by Daniel Goleman, founder of Emotional Intelligence. One sunny afternoon in April, I interviewed Barbara Fredrickson.  Barbara  is a positivity expert. She is a professor and researcher at the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology lab at the University of North Carolina at … [Read more...]