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Mindful : August 2014
2014 Mindful Calendar of Events Upcoming conferences, festivals, and symposia of interest AUGUST 8–13 CARE for Teachers: Seventh Annual Garrison Institute Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education Summer Retreat • Garrison, New York Hosted by Garrison Institute http://bit.ly/1r0Fdwj SEPTEMBER 16–17 Wisdom 2.0 Europe • Dublin, Ireland www.wisdom2europe.com OCTOBER 14–15 Wisdom 2.0 Business • New York, New York www.wisdom2business.com OCTOBER 16–19 Radical Compassion Conference • Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado http://bit.ly/1nzEU5O OCTOBER 30 ISCS Pre-conference on Contemplative Education, “A Tale of Two Movements: Why Contemplative and Transformative Education Need Each Other.” Hosted by Mind & Life Institute • Boston, Massachusetts www.iscs2014.org/PreConference.asp OCTOBER 30–NOVEMBER 2 International Symposium on Contemplative Studies (ISCS), Hosted by Mind & Life Institute • Boston, Massachusetts Attendees will include the Dalai Lama, Richie Davidson, Arianna Huffington, Amishi Jha, Jon Kabat-Zinn, David Germano, Judson Brewer, and Sharon Salzberg. www.iscs2014.org What mindfulness practice is right for you? That may depend on the area in your life you’d like to address. After undergradu- ate students practiced a sitting medita- tion, a body scan, or mindful yoga for three weeks, they repor ted less rumination and greater self-compassion as benefits of the three practices. Sitting meditation led to the least self-judgment, while yoga led to the greatest increase in well-being. Mindful management Being more present in your work can earn kudos, according to a recent study: Restaurant managers rated servers with higher mindfulness scores as having better job performance. It can work the other way, too: In another study, manag- ers who were considered mindful had employees who were rated higher in job performance, and reported a better work- life balance. In a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon, university students who were briefly trained in mindfulness medita- tion gave speeches and did difficult mental arithmetic while two evaluators interrupted them to point out their errors. Compared to a control group, students trained in mindfulness meditation repor ted feeling less stressed during the task, though their physiological stress response was greater. What does that mean? Most likely, mindful- ness helped their body more actively engage in coping with stress. Researchers at Syracuse University found that preschoolers who learned mindful yoga practices became signifi- cantly better at controlling their impulses and delaying gratification. That’s no small feat: Five decades of research suggests preschoolers who have better self-control ultimately fare better in school and in life. For individual study citations, please visit mindful.org/ researchroundup To click through to details of these events and others, go to mindful.org/events Research compiled by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massa- chusetts Medical School, and compiled and written by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. A recent national survey revealed that 20.6 million Americans over the age of 12 were classified as substance dependent or abusers. Studies are now showing mindfulness practices may help reduce the risk of relapse for those who are getting help with their substance abuse disorders. Researchers in Washington and New Mexico compared three inter ventions: A traditional relapse prevention program, a 12-step program, and an inter vention that integrates mindfulness practices and relapse prevention. Twelve months later, the program that integrated mindfulness practices and relapse prevention was the most successful in sustaining a reduction in drug use and heav y drinking. Gray matters How does meditation alter brain struc- ture? Researchers from Canada and Ger- many reviewed and analyzed 21 studies that looked at changes in the brain struc- ture of people trained in meditation. They found meditation is consistently associ- ated with changes in eight brain regions: those key to introspection and awareness about thinking patterns, body aware- ness, memory consolidation, self-control, emotion regulation, and communication within and between brain hemispheres. Parents, how do you handle your troubled teen? Rather than blame yourself for your kid’s suffering, cultivating a non- judgmental stance may be a more effec- tive way to help, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands. In the study, parents who repor ted less self-blame about their per formance as a parent—one component of mindful parent- ing—had adolescents with fewer symp- toms of anxiety and depression. ● 12 mindful August 2014 now Research Roundup