Congressman Tim Ryan’s book on the benefits of meditation prompted all sorts of trend stories, including this segment on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. Lucky Severson produced a pretty nice piece, and it features interviews with Ryan as well as Jon Kabat-Zinn. Check it out: Mindfulness Going Mainstream
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It only takes a few weeks of mindfulness-based stress reduction training to notice an improvement, according to a new study. The findings support an existing body research showing that mindfulness leads to less perceived stress.
Find an MBSR program near you via the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness
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Citation: Baer, R. A., Carmody, J. and Hunsinger, M. (2012), Weekly Change in Mindfulness and Perceived Stress in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. J. Clin. Psychol.. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21865
It doesn’t get much more mainstream that this: Google’s corporate mindfulness initiatives are covered on the NY Times Technology section front page. Read about S.I.Y. or Search Inside Yourself,a new book by Google engineer and personal growth head, Chade-Meng Tan. The book has endorsements from both Jon Kabat-Zinn and Daniel Goleman, so it’s sure to make waves in the business world as well as the integrated health world. S.I.Y. is also a new popular corporate course that employees at the world’s premier information organization system say helps them handle stress related to a demanding workload, diffuse emotional reactions, and work better. OK Google, Take A Deep Breath
A Google story plus: A good slideshow.
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How do you really spell relief? M-B-S-R. Mindfulness-based stress-reduction. A new review of 26 studies proves what Jon Kabat-Zinn told us years ago: the meditation program can help reduce and improve your mental and physical reactions to stress and invite more joy into your day to day life.
A new Campbell systematic review shows that MBSR programs not only relieves stress and provides people with coping tools, the meditation course can actually result in better mental health, improved social functioning and better overall quality of life…(read more).
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