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At the Bahia Resort: 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 With Sogyal Rinpoche Author of the highly-acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Understanding the Mind: the Key to Peace & Happiness – A Public Talk November 26 at 7pm | Admission $20, Students $10 The Secret of Meditation & How […]

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Science 24 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5926, pp. 458 – 459 Back in 2000, James Doty was living the high life. He drove a Ferrari to work and was in the process of buying a private island in New Zealand, a villa in Tuscany, and a penthouse apartment in San Francisco. A neurosurgeon turned […]

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AACN Advanced Critical Care Volume 20, Number 1, pp.108–111 Cynda Hylton Rushton, RN, PhD, FAAN Do you ever notice how difficult it becomes when you are embroiled in an ethical conflict to stop long enough to reflect on your own motivations, much less the motivations of others? Or how easily we begin to create our […]

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from Prim Care. 2010 Mar;37(1):81-90 Fortney L, Taylor M. Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. Luke.Fortney@fammed.wisc.edu Meditation practice in the medical setting is proving to be an excellent adjunctive therapy for many illnesses and an essential and primary means of maintaining holistic health and wellness. Rather than being a fringe or […]

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from Harv Bus Rev. 2005 Nov;83(11):53-8, 165 Benson H. Stress is an essential response in highly competitive environments. Before a race, before an exam, before an important meeting, your heart rate and blood pressure rise, your focus tightens, you become more alert and more efficient. But beyond a certain level, stress overloads your system, compromising […]

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from  Am J Psychother. 2000 Fall;54(4):531-48 Thomson RF. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA. Zen meditation, or zazen, has attracted the interest of many psychotherapists. The teachings and practices of the Soto Zen tradition are understood as encouraging important areas of both psychological and spiritual development. Zen, like […]

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from Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2005 Apr;9(2):211-8 Christie W, Moore C. gchristie@centurytel.net Using the Stetler model, in-depth literature reviews were performed that demonstrated a positive correlation between humor and comfort levels in patients with cancer. Humor frequently was used for relaxation and as a coping mechanism that aided in promoting general wellness. The literature indicated […]

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from the journal, J Holist Nurs. 2009 Jun;27(2):103-14 Posadzki P, Jacques S. University of East Anglia, School of Medicine, Health Policy. The aim of this article is to review the literature on Tai Chi and meditation. A coherent construct is developed that includes a comparative analysis and conceptual synthesis of existing theories. The authors discuss […]

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from the journal, Int J Nurs Pract. 2009 Jun;15(3):145-55 Williams AM, Davies A, Griffiths G. The Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. anne.m.williams@health.wa.gov.au Nurses often use non-pharmacological measures to facilitate comfort for patients within the hospital setting. However, guidelines for use of these measures are […]

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from the J Nurs Adm. 2009 Mar;39(3):130-7. Pipe TB, Bortz JJ, Dueck A, Pendergast D, Buchda V, Summers J. Department of Psychiatry/Psychology, Section of Biostatistics, Division of Nursing, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA. pipe.teri@mayo.edu OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to rigorously evaluate a brief […]

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