X
JOIN US

Would you like to be part of creating a happier and more caring society? If so please join our movement, add your pledge and take action - at home, at school, at work or in your community. Together we can make a difference

I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me

join

news

news rss feed rss logo

Mindfulness Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks

21 Jan 2011 | Science Daily

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging,  a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain's grey matter.

"Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day," says Sara Lazar, PhD, of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the study's senior author. "This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing." 

Read article here

tags

Action for Happiness

94291 followers

  • Being kind can keep you happy, calm you down and heal your wounds https://t.co/rv72yDKW3Q

    yesterday 11:32am

  • @idyiacoaching: Delighted to be running #ExploringWhatMatters course in #Northampton with @lisa_brice. Read more https:…

    yesterday 11:32am

  • @MichaelDPlant: 4 reasons why almost all #happiness advice sucks (apart from this). New post https://t.co/AStLr7dzpE ……

    yesterday 7:28am

  • @enkindlelifeco1: Amazing time facilitating a new initiative to form a #Hampshire #happiness group.Do u know anyone who'd like to take a…

    yesterday 7:19am

  • @PosEdNet: IPEN is hiring 2 dedicated individuals to join our team in London! https://t.co/HPa3mBI7DX https://t.co/0ka…

    yesterday 6:03am

  • @willmindfulness: Insightful & inspiring talk by Richard Burnett on #Mindfulness in Society last night.

    yesterday 5:28am

  • @pospsychologist: Positive Ageing & #Resilience Training. Free webinar course starts 5th Oct open to 50+ in UK https://t.co/cKaIVLlNia P…

    yesterday 5:27am

  • If a friend is depressed, don't tell them to "cheer up" - let them know you really care & encourage them to get help https://t.co/tOoyVN8JNt

    yesterday 1:17pm

  • If a friend is depressed, don't tell them to "cheer up" - let them know you really care & encourage them to get help https://t.co/ErVeGJVlM6

    yesterday 1:16pm

follow us on twitter