3 thoughts on “5 Essential Elements to Starting Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice

  • October 31, 2013 at 3:54 am

    This is a useful guide to mindfulness meditation, which is a valuable tool that provides the participant with many benefits. It has been shown to reduce both anxiety and depression (Hofmann et al., 2010). In a controlled study, inexperienced meditators were made to participate in an 8-week long mindfulness meditation course (Davidson et al., 2003). Brain scans revealed significantly more brain activity in the left-hemisphere, which is associated with more positive emotions. The results of this study show that anxiety and negative emotions can be alleviated via mindfulness meditation. Meditation has also been shown to strengthen our immune system, and reduce hypertension, which shows that it is a versatile tool to have at your disposal.
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    I am a psychology enthusiast who has spent MONTHS now gathering and consolidating facts from many different sources on various aspects of psychology. I plan on managing a twitter account soon that will provide facts about psychology and ourselves as human beings in a fun, easy to understand way that will appeal to a general audience (while still remaining true to psychology’s roots). Be sure to keep an eye out for me in the coming weeks.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    great tips, thanks elisha!

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  • November 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for the tips. Being isolated is especially hard for therapist since we’re so use to being around people. Finding a buddy is a great idea I would have never thought about. Thanks !

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