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Online Training in Specific Meditation Practices Improves Gratitude, Well-Being and Self-Compassion

Rao and Kemper examined the impact of 3 types of online, brief meditation training for health professionals on measures of gratitude, well-being, self-compassion and confidence […]

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Awe Walks Promote Positive Emotions

Strum and colleagues investigated the emotional benefits of a novel “awe walk” intervention in healthy older adults.1 Sixty participants were randomly assigned to an awe […]

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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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Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness App for Stress Management Among Medical Students

Medical students have higher rates of depression, anxiety and psychologic distress than age-matched peers, which, in turn, may negatively impact academic performance, professionalism and patient […]

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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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Compassion, Mindfulness, and the Happiness of Healthcare Workers

Benzo and colleagues sought to identify whether self-compassion is meaningfully associated with happiness in health care workers.1 Four hundred healthcare workers (mean age = 45 […]

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Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers: The Role of Non-Reactivity in Reducing Stress

Benzo and colleagues set out to determine whether changes in perceived stress among healthcare providers that occur with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are associated with […]

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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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