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Mindful : October 2013
Research Roundup Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may find relief from their symptoms through mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, a combination of psychotherapy and meditative methods aimed at increasing awareness of thoughts and emotions. Veterans with combat-related PTSD who took eight weeks of MBCT showed a significant reduction in symptoms, such as avoidance of thoughts, memories, or feelings related to traumatic events. The study was conducted by the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.1 Medical students can benefit from at tending mind- body classes, according to a study from the Boston University School of Medicine. It showed that first- and second-year medical students who took an 11-week yoga- and-meditation course had improved levels of self- compassion, more empathy, and decreased stress. The classes also included an exploration of the neuroscience behind the techniques.3 Practicing qigong could help women undergo- ing radiotherapy for breast cancer. Study par ticipants showed reduced depressive symptoms and overall improved quality of life, say researchers from the Uni- versity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Qigong combines slow, rhythmic movements with meditation and focused breathing.4 Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center using brain scans to track neural activity found significant changes in two key areas of the brain during meditation. Activity decreased in the anterior cingu- late cor tex—the par t of the brain that controls thinking and emotions—while activity increased in the ventro- medial prefrontal cor tex, which provides control over worrying. 5 ● Timely advice Need more time? Then give some away. In four experiments, researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylva- nia found that people felt they had more time, and accomplished more, when they did things for others, compared to spending the same amount of time on themselves. 2 1 Depression and Anxiety, April 2013 (online). 2 Psychological Science, October 2012. 3 Medical Education Online, April 2013. 4 Cancer, May 2013. 5 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, April 2013 (online). Special thanks to Mindfulness Research Monthly and Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life for highlighting notable research. October 2013 mindful 19 October 2013 mindful 19 Strengthen your inherent mindfulness and connect with a community of like-minded people. Enjoy spacious, open views, big sky, a magical, relaxing environment. Only an hour from Halifax International Airport, in the hills of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. September 27 to 29 Hooked, Obsessed, & Addicted: Working with Habitual Patterns Through Mindfulness Facilitated by Joseph Litven, Ph.D., psychologist, trainer, and coach, working in the treatment of addiction. September 28 to 29 Leadership Tools for Creative Collaboration Facilitators: Trudy Sable, PhD & David Sable, PhD Mindfulness, Listening & Inquiry, Inter-Organiza- tional Awareness. october 25 to 27 Mindfulness for Education Professionals Facilitators: Robyn Traill and others , A professional development program on mindfulness and con- templative techniques, for educators working with children and adolescents from grades primary through 12. Cultivating an awake and caring society 2280 Balmoral Rd., Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia Canada B0K 1V0 • Tel: 902-657-9085 www.dorjedenmaling.org Dorje Denma Ling hosts programs on: • Mindfulness and Awareness • Applied Mindfulness & Courageous Compassion • Contemplative Arts & Creativity • Sustainability • Mindfulness for Education & Health Professionals • Leadership & Social Transformation