Meditation helps you navigate stress, both acute and chronic

Meditation helps you navigate stress, both acute and chronic

Mindful breathing can interrupt our stress and fight-or-flight reactions—meditation may “quiet” the amygdala, the area of the brain that responds to stress.

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Meditation is the Fastest Growing Health Trend in America - Mindful

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Mindfulness may improve mental health

When combined with traditional approaches, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy may help individuals with anxiety and depression work with rumination and troubling thoughts. 

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Mindfulness reduces bias—toward the negative, and toward others

We tend to focus on the negative. Research suggests mindfulness might help us shift gears out of our knee-jerk reactivity toward “bad” things. 

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Regular mindfulness practice improves mental focus

 When we multitask, our concentration levels deplete But the simple act of returning to the breath, over and over again, builds the “muscle” of attention, helping you both stay on task and recognize distractions. 

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Mindfulness

... is a collection of practices aimed at helping us to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness of ourselves and our environment.

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10 Things We Know About the Science of Meditation - Mindful

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Mindfulness Meditation

Practitioners of mindful meditation focus their attention on only one thought. The goal is to be firmly affixed to the present moment. This typically means concentrating on the breath - observing each inhalation and exhalation - and without consideration to other thoughts.

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The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

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Not backed up by science

While popular, researchers say there is a serious lack of evidence to back up mindfulness apps, even though they are increasingly perceived as proven treatments for mental health. 

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Can Your Smartphone Make You Mindful?

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