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Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Jean L. Kristeller and C. Brendan Hallett Dept. of Psychology Indiana State University Journal of Health Psychology. (1999). Vol 4 (3). 357-363. This study investigated the efficacy of a meditation-based intervention for Binge Eating Disorder (BED). The intervention employed standard and eating-specific mindfulness meditation exercises as the core part of a six-week group treatment. Eighteen […]

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from the Bariatric Times, Nov/Dec 2007: “Although bariatric surgical procedures are powerful tools in the treatment of obesity, patients and healthcare providers alike can feel frustrated by the difficulties of actually achieving postoperative weight loss objectives, particularly postoperative weight loss maintenance. One result of these surgical interventions is to bring the feeling of fullness into […]

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In today’s New England Journal of Medicine there appears a study that compares different weight loss diets and concludes that “reduced-calorie diets result in clinically meaningful weight loss regardless of which macrnutrients they emphasize.” This is hardly a surprise to anyone familiar with treating obesity: what matters most is eating less, period. Sure there are […]

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14 – 15 June 2007 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour The Dalai Lama and a faculty of expert speakers from Australia and overseas will explore the techniques for achieving peace and happiness at this conference. It is a two day conference featuring up to 50 leading minds from psychology, science, philosophy, […]

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(http://home.earthlink.net/%7Ewendylliles/articles/baer.pdf) by Ruth A. Baer, University of Kentucky Interventions based on training in mindfulness skills are becoming increasingly popular. Mindfulness involves intentionally bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, and is often taught through a variety of meditation exercises.This review summarizes conceptual approaches to mindfulness and empirical research on the utility of mindfulnessbased interventions. Meta-analytic […]

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by Rosemary McIndoe. From her website pathoutofpain.com (Published in “Psychotherapy in Australia” Vol 13 No 1 November 2006): “Mindfulness is both a meditation practice and a way of being in the world. It is choosing to pay attention to what is happening in the present moment with an attitude of acceptance. We can bring mindfulness to our […]

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Mindfulness Meditation is becoming widely popular as an adjunct to conventional medical and psychological therapies. This site is designed to assist people who are interested in the integration of psychotherapy and medical therapies, for their own well being , for the purpose of enhancing the therapeutic relationship or to improve the quality of clinical interventions.

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April 2-4, 2009, La Jolla, CA: Buddhism & Psychology, featuring Jack Kornfeld, Tara Brach, Marsha Linehan, Alan Marlatt, Stephen Hayes and Rick Hanson. Mindfulness Skills & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) The Self-Transforming Brain Fully Living with Chronic Pain: A Mindfulness Based Approach Transformative Principles of Buddhist Psychology Practices & Applications […]

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The Buddhist Recovery Network supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. It seeks […]

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“Thanks for listing upaya’s programs. We are doing some very interesting work here, and am grateful that you have included us in your excellent blog. Warmly, Roshi Joan.”

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