We know that face-to-face mindfulness courses can reduce stress. But can people reap the same benefits with an online program?
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Other people can make us anxious. Sometimes the fear is justified, says Rick Hanson, but most of the time, it's not. How can we overcome those needless fears?
Videos and Podcasts: Mindfulness and Compassion in Health CareBy Robert McClure | January 13, 2014
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, social worker and health care manager Robert McClure explains how mindfulness meditation can help sustain compassion for health care workers.
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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Just One Thing: Accept DifficultyBy Rick Hanson | December 10, 2013
Sometimes things are difficult—and we can make it worse by telling ourselves that "things shouldn't be this way." But Rick Hanson suggests an alternative.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Change Your BrainBy Rick Hanson | December 5, 2013
Rick Hanson explains how mindfulness meditation can strengthen our brains and help us focus our attention.
Articles: Short on Time? Try MindfulnessBy Emily Nauman | October 15, 2013
A new study suggests that just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation changes our experience of time.
Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in school-based mindfulness programs. Here's a round-up of four new studies at the frontier.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Make Us Better Teachers?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 2, 2013
A new study suggests that training teachers in mindfulness not only reduces burnout but also improves their performance in the classroom.
Videos and Podcasts: The Biology of Mindfulness and CompassionBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 25, 2013
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, GGSC Science Director Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion in the brain.
Articles: When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can HealBy Adam Hoffman | August 22, 2013
A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.
Articles: Compassionate Mind, Healthy BodyBy Emma Seppala | July 24, 2013
Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.
Articles: How to Focus a Wandering MindBy Wendy Hasenkamp | July 17, 2013
New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.
Articles: Five Ways to Make Mindfulness More ManlyBy Kozo Hattori | June 25, 2013
Many more women than men enroll in mindfulness and compassion training courses. How can we change that?
Articles: How Positive Emotions Improve Our HealthBy Lauren Klein | June 20, 2013
A new study sheds light on why good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.
Articles: How the Mind Can Heal the HeartBy Jill Suttie | June 19, 2013
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Articles: How to Train the Compassionate BrainBy Jason Marsh | May 23, 2013
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Articles: Free the Mind: Hope after TraumaBy Jason Marsh | May 17, 2013
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
Articles: Meditation Makes Us Act with CompassionBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | April 11, 2013
A new study suggests mindfulness meditation can help us overcome the "bystander effect."
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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