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The Dark Knight of the Soul - Tomas Rocha - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    For some, meditation has become more curse than cure. Willoughby Britton wants to know why.
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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime - Scientific American - 0 views

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    Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity
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Mindfulness Starts With the Body: A View from the Brain - 0 views

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    Director of Translational Neuroscience, Contemplative Studies Initiative Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Family Medicine. Why does mindfulness meditation begin by focusing on the breath? Does mindfulness-based somatic awareness (cultivated through attention to breath, body sensations) change the brain? Catherine Kerr received a B.A. from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. Before arriving at Brown, she was at Harvard Medical School where her original focus was on developing innovative approaches for investigating placebo effects. Currently, her work focuses on using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and other tools to investigate brain mechanisms underlying body-based attention and healing in mindfulness and other mind-body practices such as Tai Chi
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What, You Worry? - 0 views

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    We all need some fear in our lives, but it can spin out of control
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Should we be mindful of mindfulness? - 0 views

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    It has been prescribed by the NHS for depression since 2004 but recently mindfulness has spawned a whole industry of evening classes and smartphone apps. What is the evidence that the practice - part meditation, part CBT - works?
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