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Category Archive for 'Mindfulness in Medicine'

Soc Neurosci. 2010 Sep 9:1-12. Ives-Deliperi VL, Solms M, Meintjes EM. University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. “Mindfulness” is a capacity for heightened present-moment awareness that we all possess to a greater or lesser extent. Enhancing this capacity through training has been shown to alleviate stress and promote physical and mental well-being. As […]

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Altern Ther Health Med. 2010 Sep/Oct;16(5):36-44. Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Thomas W, Reilly-Spong M, Nyman JA, Frazier P, Ibrahim HN, Cramer-Bornemann M. Context • Patients who have received solid organ transplants continue to experience a myriad of complex symptoms related to their underlying disease and to chronic immunosuppression that reduce the quality of life. Beneficial […]

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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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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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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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from Psychol Med. 2009 Nov 27:1-14. Chiesa A, Serretti A. Institute of Psychiatry, University of Bologna, Italy. BACKGROUND: Mindfulness meditation (MM) practices constitute an important group of meditative practices that have received growing attention. The aim of the present paper was to systematically review current evidence on the neurobiological changes and clinical benefits related to […]

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from BMC Psychiatry. 2010 Mar 19;10(1):23 Williams JM, Russell IT, Crane C, Russell D, Whitaker CJ, Duggan DS, Barnhofer T, Fennell MJ, Crane R, Silverton S. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Depression is often a chronic relapsing condition, with relapse rates of 50-80% in those who have been depressed before. This is particularly problematic for those who become […]

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from JAMA, 2009 Sep 23;302(12):1284-93 Krasner MS, Epstein RM, Beckman H, Suchman AL, Chapman B, Mooney CJ, Quill TE. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA. michael_krasner@urmc.rochester.edu CONTEXT: Primary care physicians report high levels of distress, which is linked to burnout, attrition, and poorer quality of care. Programs to […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:186-98 Loizzo J. Weill Cornell Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies, New York, New York, USA. joeloizzo@nalandascience.org This overview surveys the new optimism about the aging mind/brain, focusing on the potential for self-regulation practices to advance research in stress-protection and optimal health. […]

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