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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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Stress Levels, Pain Intensity and the Role of Mindfulness Training in Women with Fibromyalgia

Bergenheim and colleagues examined how pain and other health-related measures changed over 10 to 12 years in 126 women with fibromyalgia (FM) or Chronic Widespread […]

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Mindfulness Training for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Herpes zoster (HZ) is viral infection that occurs with reactivation of the varicella zoster virus.1,2 Although symptoms of HZ typically resolve within 2 to 4 […]

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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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Distinct Brain Systems Mediate Nociceptive Input and Self-Regulation on Pain

Woo and colleagues asked the question: Does cognitive self-regulation influence the pain experience by modulating representations of nociceptive stimuli in the brain or does it […]

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