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Monthly Archive for September, 2010

from the New York Times 9/26/10: MADISON, Wis. — They say money can’t buy happiness — but it can finance the research. When Richard Davidson, then a psychology doctoral student in the 1970s, told his advisers at Harvard that he planned to study the power of meditation, the scholars winced. “They patted me on the […]

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J Clin Psychol. 2010 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] Ong J, Sholtes D. Rush University Medical Center. Mindfulness meditation has emerged as a novel approach to emotion regulation and stress reduction that has several health benefits. Preliminary work has been conducted on mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia (MBT-I), a meditation-based program for individuals suffering from […]

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with Instructor and Program Coordinator Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA FALL PROGRAMS: with Carolyn McManus Starts Sept. 30, 8 consecutive Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA To find out more, or to register, call (206) 215-6966. with Carolyn’s colleague, Diane Hetrick, PT Starts Sept. 22, 8 consecutive Wednesday, 3:00 – […]

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J Psychosom Res. 2010 Jun;68(6):539-44. Epub 2009 Dec 9. Bohlmeijer E, Prenger R, Taal E, Cuijpers P. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. e.t.bohlmeijer@utwente.nl OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on depression, anxiety and psychological distress across populations with different chronic somatic diseases. METHODS: A […]

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Am Fam Physician. 2010 Apr 15;81(8):981-6. Saeed SA, Antonacci DJ, Bloch RM. Department of Psychiatric Medicine, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA. saeeds@ecu.edu Anxiety and depression are among the most common conditions cited by those seeking treatment with complementary and alternative therapies, such as exercise, meditation, tai chi, […]

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Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Feb;23(2):184-8. Epub 2008 Jul 19. Creswell JD, Myers HF, Cole SW, Irwin MR. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3109, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. creswell@cmu.edu Mindfulness meditation training has stress reduction benefits in various patient populations, but […]

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Orv Hetil. 2010 Jun 13;151(24):965-70. Falus A, Marton I, Borbényi E, Tahy A, Karádi P, Aradi J, Stauder A, Kopp M. Semmelweis Egyetem, Altalános Orvostudományi Kar, Genetikai-Sejt és Immunbiológiai Intézet, Budapest. The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their pioneer research on telomeres – and the enzyme that […]

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Aust J Prim Health. 2010;16(3):200-10. Merkes M. Australian Institute for Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences Building 2, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic. 3086, Australia. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a structured group program that uses mindfulness meditation to improve well-being and alleviate suffering. This article reviews the impact of MBSR for people with chronic […]

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Check out the Fall 2010 edition of  Buddhadharma, The Practitioner’s Quarterly, on newsstands now. Two articles in it are particularly relevant to dharmadoctors: “Buddhism’s Pain Relief” page 34 and “Three Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Pain” page 39. There’s also an interesting Commentary by the Zen priest Darlene Cohen, “My Path with Arthritis” on […]

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J Altern Complement Med. 2010 May;16(5):597-9. Engström M, Söderfeldt B. Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. maria.engstrom@liu.se OBJECTIVES: B.L. is a Tibetan Buddhist with many years of compassion meditation practice. During meditation B.L. uses a technique to generate a feeling of love and compassion while reciting a mantra. The aim […]

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