Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

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Mindful Attention to Breath Increases Amygdala–Prefrontal Cortex Connectivity

Doll and colleagues examined the effects of mindful attention to the breath on aversive emotions and activity in relevant brain areas.1 Twenty-six healthy control subjects […]

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Kindness Activities Boost Happiness

Rowland and Curry investigated the effects of a seven-day kindness activities intervention on changes in subjective happiness, comparing acts of kindness offered to different groups […]

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Gratitude Practice Increases Positive Affect, Happiness and Life Satisfaction

Cunha and colleagues examined the effect of a gratitude intervention on mood and well-being.1 Participants were randomized to a Gratitude Group, a Hassles Group or […]

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Mindfulness Delivered on an App: Effects on Affect, Work Stress and Well-being

Bostocak and colleagues assessed the effectiveness of prerecorded guided audio meditations delivered on a smart phone app on psychological well-being, job strain and ambulatory blood […]

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Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress

Diaphragmatic breathing is a commonly taught practice to promote a relaxation response and reduce stress. In a study by Ma and colleagues, 40 healthy adults […]

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Mindfulness Training for Child Birth Preparation

Childbirth fear is associated with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment.1,2 In addition, psychological distress during pregnancy is associated with adverse consequences in […]

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Meditation Decreases Physiological Markers of Stress

The growing popularity of meditation training to manage stress has contributed to a growing interest in the physiological mechanisms by which meditation may influence the […]

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Chronic Psychological Stress Impairs Muscle Recovery Following Resistance Training

In a study examining the role of chronic mental stress in the recovery of muscle function and somatic sensations following resistance exercise, 31 undergraduate students […]

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Mindful Attention to Breath Down-Regulates Amygdala

In a study examining the effects of mindful attention to the breath (MATB) on prefrontal cortical and amygdala activity, 26 healthy volunteers with no prior […]

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Affective Labeling Diminishes Amygdala Response to Negative Images

Affective labeling, or putting feelings into words, is thought to attenuate negative emotional experiences. In a study by Lieberman and colleagues, subjects underwent fMRI scans while they […]

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