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Mindful : October 2017
Easier Reading People with dyslexia, as well as those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), often struggle with the written word. Mind- fulness training can reduce reading errors, probably by improving the ability to sustain at tention, Tel Aviv University researchers found. Mindful Police Gather From May 21-23, police, scientists, trainers, and community activists came together at the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz for the inau- gural Summit on Mindfulness in Policing, under the auspices of Mind- ful Badge, an initiative beg un by Richard Goerling, a police lieutenant in Hillsboro, OR. Plans are under way to repeat the event in 2018. The End of Nature? Are we less in touch with nature nowadays? A University of Wisconsin researcher examined thou- sands of references in songs, fiction, and film. Beginning in the 1950s, mentions of nature steadily declined. Noting this, she hopes, can spur us to con- nect with the natural world. Two Birds, One Stone, and a Nice Home A rural region in Nova Scotia, Canada, had a radical housing idea: to pair seniors who have extra space in their homes with younger people seeking affordable hous- ing. The initiative, devised by the Women’s Place Resource Centre in the Annapolis Valley, aims to bridge a generational divide while giving seniors support and giving young people a roof over their head. Healing Help Finding out you have breast cancer is often just the beginning of a long, difficult journey. Taking par t in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class may help. In a Swedish study of 166 women recently treated for the disease, those who took par t in an eight-week MBSR class were less depressed, coped better, and had better bloodstream immune markers than two comparison groups: one given MBSR resources for practicing at home, the other receiving no therapy. The women in the MBSR class also experienced fewer symptoms. While other research has found positive effects of MBSR for breast cancer patients, the design of this study provides more convincing evi- dence of benefits and, the researchers say, may spur additional research into how MBSR affects the immune system. The study will continue for five years. Practice Protects During Tough Times Cer tain times in our lives, inevitably, are super-demanding, stressing us out emotionally, mentally, and physically. University of Miami researchers wanted to find out whether mindful- ness training could buffer some of the effects of these high-demand periods. So they worked with 100 college football players during four weeks of intense pre-season training—a time when emo- tional well-being and ability to concentrate typically decline. Half of the players took par t in mindfulness training, while the other half did relaxation training. The players who were more engaged in the mindfulness practice showed less of a decline in their ability to concentrate, compared both with the relaxation group and with players less engaged with mindfulness. Players who showed high engage- ment with either mindfulness or relaxation training had better emotional well-being at study’s end. PHOTOGRAPHSCBYFREE-PHOTOS/PIXABAYCHRISPOTTER/CCPIXS.COM,SASINTIPCHAI/PIXABAY,