Monday, 1 February 2016

A selection of Mindfulness Articles

A selection of Mindfulness Articles

A selection of Mindfulness articles

June 5, 2015

Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

Miguel Farias, Coventry University and Catherine Wikholm, University of Surrey
The mindfulness technique is being blindly sold and we are buying it hook line and sinker.

Meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness

Ramesh Manocha, University of Sydney
Ever been unable to sleep because you can’t switch off that stream of thoughts that seems to flow incessantly, mercilessly through your head? When your mental noise distracts you from the task at hand…

February 13, 2015

From A to zen: mindfulness in seven days

Alessandro R Demaio, Harvard University
If you’re anything like me, one thing you find really hard to do - is nothing. I mean, really - doing nothing. Taking a moment out for yourself, meditating on life, reflecting on your day, getting to that…

Why meditation should be taught in schools

Lea Waters, University of Melbourne
New research in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students' well-being, social skills and academic skills.

October 8, 2014

From decisions to disorders: how neuroscience is changing what we know about ourselves

Barbara Sahakian, University of Cambridge; Abdul Mohammed, Linnaeus University; Alejandro Anton Fernandez, Polytechnic University of Madrid; Andrea Santuy, Cajal Institute; Diana Furcila, Cajal Institute; Francesco Cavarretta, University of Milan, and Léon Homeyer, University of Stuttgart
People have wanted to understand our motivations, thoughts and behaviours since the ancient Greeks inscribed “know thyself” on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. And understanding the brain’s place in health…

January 26, 2015

The unhealthy underside of the wellbeing agenda

Andre Spicer, City University London and Carl Cederström, Stockholm University
Last week, the 0.1% met at World Economic Forum annual gathering in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. While the official excuse to go there is to discuss and shape the global agenda – the theme dominating…

January 22, 2015

Well-being programmes in schools might be doing children more harm than good

Kathryn Ecclestone, University of Sheffield
Apocryphal depictions of an unprecedented crisis in young people’s mental ill-health and their general vulnerability have been accompanied by increasingly alarmist claims that only schools can address…

23 January, 2016
It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects

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