More and more therapists are integrating moment-to-moment awareness into their practice. Here's why—and how.
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Articles: Can Suffering Lead to Success?By Jill Suttie | September 3, 2014
A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.
A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Articles: Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for YouBy Joseph P. Forgas | June 4, 2014
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
Research says that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for depression. A new study finds out why.
A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.
A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.
Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.
Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
A new longitudinal study finds children are affected by bullying throughout their lives—and reveals that even perpetrators can struggle as adults.
Articles: Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the TopBy Jill Suttie | December 1, 2013
Many Americans are against sleep, equating it with laziness. But one of the world's leading experts on sleep says that's hurting our relationships and our ability to solve problems.
Articles: Self-Compassion for FreshmenBy Bianca Lorenz | October 8, 2013
A recent study suggests that when new college students are kind to themselves, they're less likely to suffer from homesickness.
Articles: Is Gratitude the Path to a Better World?By Jill Suttie | May 29, 2013
An interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, author, and leading figure in the worldwide gratitude movement.
Raising Happiness: Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a DayBy Christine Carter | September 10, 2012
How to teach kids loving-kindness meditation
Articles: Can Supportive Moms Enhance Your Brain?By Wendy Durst | May 9, 2012
A recent study offers striking evidence of how nurturing parenting early in a child’s life promotes their healthy development.
Articles: The Power of Self-CompassionBy Jason Marsh | March 14, 2012
Kristin Neff discusses how self-compassion differs from self-esteem, why self-compassion can be hard for Americans, and the transformative effect it had on her own life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
We can feel threatened by another person's stress, says Rick Hanson. So how do you stay open, caring, and brave enough to help them?
A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.
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