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...]

NHS Choices: Meditation changes the brain

Meditation changes the brain? Hard to believe perhaps, but a recent meditation study has shown that deep relaxation can indeed change cells in our brain. Here's the story below, first reported by NHS Choices. Date: August 17th, 2010 Source:NHS Choices/Daily Mail "Meditation is proven to be the serene way to get smarter,” reported the Daily Mail. It said scientists … [Read more...]

Mindfulness therapy shows promise for fibromyalgia

Mindfulness therapy could help to solve health conditions such as fibromyalgia, a study suggests. The story was first reported by Reuters Health, excerpt below. Source: Reuters Health Date: 2nd July 2010 " A form of 'mind-body' therapy that focuses on the role of emotions in physical pain may offer some relief to people with fibromyalgia, a small clinical trial suggests. The … [Read more...]

Mindfulness and depression: does it work?

Mindfulness and depression: does it work? There has been an explosion in mindfulness research in the last few years. This story, first reported by the Express, demonstrates how mindfulness meditation can be good for depression. Date: May 11th, 2010 Source: Express "According to Buddhist philosophy, meditation is the answer to many human ills. If our minds are calm and … [Read more...]