New Wellbeing Study at Cardiff explores meditation

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By Cardiff University Designed by researchers at Cardiff University, the Web Wellbeing Experience meditation research study will assess the impact of Loving-Kindness Meditation (LKM) and light physical exercise on the health of participants from a range of backgrounds and abilities. LKM is a meditation technique that has proven to increase positive emotions, psychological … [Read more...]

Meditation ‘highly effective for work-related stress’

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By Charlotte Kaye A large scale study on meditation for work stress published last year shows evidence that workers who used Sahaja Yoga meditation, a kind of ‘mental-silence’ meditation, were less stressed and depressed compared to workers who used traditional relaxation techniques, or no treatment. What did the meditation study involve? Researchers at Sydney … [Read more...]

Meditation research: Does meditating make you happier?

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Meditation research: Does meditating make you happy? If you are feeling down, could practising meditation help your emotional troubles? Below is a link to a news story from ABC news which covers some of the latest meditation research and how it can help your mental health and wellbeing.   Date: July 28th 2011 Source: ABC news 'A quiet explosion of new … [Read more...]

Meditation for IBS: Mindfulness technique ‘may soothe symptoms’

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Meditation for IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Could meditation help with IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome? This uncomfortable disorder may be eased by slowing down the mind, recent studies have suggested. See below for a news story from Reuters Health which talks about mindfulness meditation and the research done at the Centre for Integrative Medicine.   Date: 1st … [Read more...]

Using the mind to heal psoriasis: An interview with Bethany Shackleton

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Using the mind to heal the body; is it possible? Bethany Shackleton is a PhD student at the University of Manchester where she is studying the effects of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on psoriasis. We caught up with her to find out more.... So Bethany, can you tell us a bit more about your study and why you chose this particular study? This study is a preliminary … [Read more...]