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Tag: Mind-body Health
Tag: Mind-body Health
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Videos and Podcasts: Listening is an Act of LoveBy Jon Kabat-Zinn | September 30, 2013
Bestselling author and teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn explores how mindfulness-based stress reduction can help you to go beyond the self, to identify and alleviate suffering in others.
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.
Videos and Podcasts: How Mindfulness Fosters CompassionBy Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, Paul Gilbert explains how we can wake up to compassion.
A new study is the first to find that happy people have less risk of a heart attack--even if their family history puts them at high risk.
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.
Videos and Podcasts: Secrets of the Vagus NerveBy Dacher Keltner | July 30, 2012
Dacher Keltner shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and body and a biological building block of human compassion.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Exercise Is Good for Memory and the Brain
What I learned at the recent International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.
Videos and Podcasts: The Psychology of StressBy Robert M. Sapolsky | March 21, 2012
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv explains why the stress response, which evolved for short-term physical crises, can become a long-term, chronic problem for human beings.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Meditation Gets Your Mind in Touch with Your Body
Research Digest Items/Studies: Mindfulness: As Good as Antidepressants?
Articles: A Little Meditation Goes a Long WayBy Jason Marsh | February 9, 2011
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
Research Digest Items/Studies: We See What We Believe
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Religion Make Us Happier and Healthier?
Articles: The Hows of HappinessBy Jason Marsh | July 21, 2010
Seven research-tested strategies for a happier life.
Articles: Mindful MotherhoodBy Cassandra Vieten | June 16, 2010
Cassandra Vieten reports on her innovative training program offering stress relief to new moms.
Articles: Positive Psychologize MeBy Jill Suttie | June 7, 2010
A review of 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life and The Happiness Project
Articles: Practice for ParentsBy Nancy Bardacke | June 2, 2010
Nancy Bardacke shares how she has helped thousands of parents (and parents-to-be) reduce stress, boost positive emotions, and manage "the contractions of life."
Articles: Mindfulness Behind BarsBy Elizabeth Cohen | May 26, 2010
Elizabeth Cohen has found that mindfulness can not only help reduce anger and aggression inside prison walls. It can give inmates skills they need for life after release.
Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
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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International House, UC Berkeley campus
November 7, 2014
This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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