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Overviews of the Benefits of Mindfulness


Article:  New York Times – The power of concentration
Article:  Scientific American – The neuroscience of meditation
Article:  Los Angeles Times – Mindfulness therapy is no fad, experts say
Article:  Forbes – Eat, Smoke, Meditate: Why Your Brain Cares How You Cope
Article:  Harvard Business Review – Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate
Article:  Parade Magazine – The No. 1 Health-Booster in 2015
Article:  Mindfulness
Article:  Now’s the moment for mindfulness
Article: Exercising Your Mind May Improve Your Life
Article:  Meditation: Push-Ups for the Brain 
Article:  Seven Reasons You Should Meditate
Article:  Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It’s Good For Your Mental And Physical Health
Article:  Stressed Out?  Try Mindfulness Meditation
Article:  Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy? 
Article: How to focus a wandering mind 
Article:  The Mindful Way 
Article:  Mindfulness: Finding ways to calm the busy brain
Article:  4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart, brain and creativity 
Article:  Meditation can bring health benefits (Can aid function in aging brains, research suggests)
Video:  Segment on CBS 60 Minutes by Anderson Cooper on Mindfulness (2014)
Video:  Segment on Yahoo News (2015)
Video:  Trailer for Congressman Tim Ryan’s book, A Mindful Nation
Video:  Free the Mind (Official U.S. Trailer
Video:  The Mindfulness Movie (Official U.S. Trailer
Video:  Free the Mind (Official U.S. TrailerVideo:  Free the Mind movie review
Video: Narrated slide show describing the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program   and benefits
Video:  ABC News 2011 4-Part Special (separate videos playing in succession)
Video:  Fox News 2011 Special on a cardiologist who conducts mindfulness group for health benefits
Video:  Canadian 2011 television special on Mental Health benefits of Mindfulness
Video: BBC reporter tried mindfulness meditation and talks about his experience & an interview with Dr. Danny Penman (12 min)
Video: Video of talk show interview about mindfulness, followed by option for longer 29 minute version
Video:  Ted Talk: Shannon Paige- who beat depression and cancer with mindful yoga
Video:  Ted Talk – Andy from Headspace talks about practical meditation
Video:  Short video about the practical benefits and methods of mindfulness
Video:  PBS Special Highlights a Mindfulness Meditation Class

 Specific Studies

Article:  New York Times – How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores
Article:  Forbes – The ‘New’ Benefits Of Mindfulness: Improved Memory, Focus, And GRE Scores
Article:  Forbes – For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication
Article:  CNN – Can meditation really slow aging?
Article:  Forbes – Just A Few Minutes Of Meditation May Reduce Stress, Study Finds
Article:  Meditation Could Improve Empathy, Study Suggests
Article:  Mindfulness Linked With Emotional Well-Being And Improved Sleep, Study Finds
Article:  Meditation Influences Emotional Processing Even When You’re Not Meditating: Study
Article:  Mindfulness Helps Us Understand Our True Personalities, Study Says
Article:  Study Shows Meditation Increases Compassion, Love and Forgiveness
Article:  Art Therapy And Mindfulness Training Lower Stress In Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Article:  Compassion Meditation May Improve Physical and Emotional Responses to Psychological Stress.

Mindfulness, Business & Performance

Article:  Harvard Business Review – Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
Article:  New York Times – O.K., Google, Take a Deep Breath
Article: Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America’s Bottom Line
Article: 10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation
Article:  Mindfulness at Work: Eastern Wisdom for Western Business
Article:  The Mind Business
Article:  Google Teaches Employees To ‘Search Inside Yourself
Article:  The Game Changer
Article: Enlightenment Engineering: Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it’s not just about inner peace—it’s about getting ahead
Video:  Mindfulness and corporate America
Video:  British 2013 TV report on how mindfulness is being embraced by corporations due to its   stress-reduction and profitability
Video:  29 minutes segment on how businesses are embracing mindfulness because of the   profitable effects

Mindfulness & the Military

Article:  Marines expanding use of meditation training  
Article:  Meditating Marines: Military tries mindfulness to lower stress
Article:  Meditation May Boost Mood and Mental Toughness
Video:  A Mindful Nation:  Mindfulness and the Military
Video:  Mindfulness Meditation in Military

  Mindfulness & Children

Website:  Mindful Schools
Website:  Mindfulness in Schools Project
Website:  Peace in Schools: Bringing Mindfulness to Teens
Article:  Mindfulness practices buoy students in Sacramento’s Einstein Middle School
Article:  UCLA Mindfulness and Schools Information Resource
Article:  Eight Tips for Teaching Mindfulness in High School
Article:  Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights (Research Summary)
Article:  Mindful Kids, Peaceful Schools (Research Summary)
Article:  Why does the Government want to teach mindfulness in schools? 
Article:  Should Schools Teach Kids to Meditate? 
Article:  Mindfulness Programs In Schools Reduce Symptoms Of Depression Among Adolescents: Study  
Article:  School Mindfulness Programs May Reduce Stress — And Make Teens Happier, Study Finds  
Article:  ‘Mindful Moments’ Program Has High School Students Begin And End Each Day With Meditation (VIDEO)  
Article:  Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning  
Article:  The education of character: Carefully Considering Craisins  
Article:  Mindfulness Programs In Schools Reduce Symptoms Of Depression Among Adolescents: Study
Video:  Mindful Schools In-Class Instruction
Video:  iBme Mindfulness Programs Transform an Oakland Public High School
Video:  Mindfulness In Schools – BBC World News
Video:  About Modern Mindfulness for Schools
Video:  Mindfulness: Learning to Stop the Stress (NBC Washington News)
Video:  Mindup Program for Children
Video:  Building better brains
Video:  Children talking about the benefits of mindfulness
Video:  Mindful Schools, Compassionate Schools
Video:  ABC news report on mindfulness in local school

Mindfulness and the Brain

Overviews

Article:  Harvard Business Review – Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
Article:  Your Brain on Mindfulness Meditation 
Article:  How Meditation May Change the Brain
Article:  Want a Happier Brain? Try Mindfulness
Article:  Your Brain on Meditation
Article:  This is Your Brain on Mindfulness
Article:  Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain
Article:  Mindfulness Training and the Compassionate Brain
Article:  Brain activity and meditation (wikipedia.com)
Article:  Health benefits of meditating on compassion to increase happiness and empathy
Article:  How To Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness
Article:  How the neuroscience of meditation rewires the brain for love
Article:  What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate
Article:  Meditation leads to an effective use of the brain
Article: Your Brain on Meditation
Article:  This is Your Brain on Meditation
Article:  Can Meditation Permanently Change Your Brain? (Contemplative Neuroscientists Think it Can)
Article:  Mindfulness meditation: A mental workout to benefit the brain
Article:  The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better
Article:  How Does a Mindful Practice Do Anything?
Article:  The Brain:  How the Brain Rewires Itself
Video:  How mindfulness increases compassion in the brain
Video:  Mark Williams talks about the brain processes that create the benefits of mindfulness
Video:  Neuroscientist Sara Lazar gives 8 minute talk on how meditation can shape the brain
Video: Rick Hanson: Understanding Neuroplasticity
Video:  Dan Rather 6-Part report on neuroplasticity and changing your brain through meditation
Video:  Richard Davidson on CBS news discussing neuroplasticity  Headspace Animation:  Mind
Headspace Animation:  Blue Sky
Headspace Animation:  Effort
Headspace Animation:  Expectation
Video:  Brain Plasticity – The Story of Jody
Video:  Panel discussion with Kabat-Zinn and Davidson about mindfulness and neuroplasticity (1hr.14min)
Video:  Summary of neuroscientist Britta Holzel’s research on brain changes resulting from   mindfulness training
Video:  Ted Talk: Neuroscientist Catherine Kerr talks about the Mechanisms of Mindfulness
Video:  Ted Talk:  Willoughby Britton – Why A Neuroscientist Would Study Meditation
Video: Ted Talk – Neuroscientist Dan Siegel talks about mindfulness and neural integration
Video:  Short animation showing how neural plasticity occurs (5 min)
Video:  Short video discussing and illustrating how neuroplasticity occurs (5 min)
Video:  Jon Kabat Zinn discusses the application of mindfulness (20 min)
Video:  Ted Talk – Matt Killingsworth talks about happiness and his research on mind-wandering

Specific Studies

Article:  ‘Mindful’ Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study
Article:  Mindfulness Meditation Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks
Article:  Mindfulness Meditation Linked With Positive Brain Changes, Study Suggests
Article:  University Of Wisconsin Study Reports Sustained Changes In Brain And Immune Function After Meditation 
Article:  ‘Mindful’ Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study (Differences seen in white matter with ‘integrated body-mind training’) 
Article:  Emory Researchers Study the Effects Of Zen Meditation On The Brain
Article:  Meditation Associated with Increased Grey Matter in the Brain
Article:  Compassion Meditation Changes the Brain
Article:  Why meditation helps you focus: Mindfulness improves brain wiring in just a month
Article:  Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows
Article:  Stanford studies monks’ meditation, compassion 
Article:  How to Train the Compassionate Brain
Article:  Meditation Stimulates Long-Lasting Brain Changes
Article:  Meditation’s Positive Residual Effects 
Article:  Compassion can be trained
Article:  Study Shows the Brain Can Be Trained in Compassion with Meditation
Article:  What Can 11 Hours of Meditation Training Do? It can Rewire Your Brain
Article:  Meditation May Increase Gray Matter 
Article:  Meditation’s Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist  
Article:  Meditation’s Antianxiety Effects Visible on Brain Imaging 
Article:  Meditation Beats Anxiety By Activating Certain Brain Regions, Study Finds
Article:  Brain Waves and Meditation
Article:  Mindfulness Meditation: How It Works In The Brain 
Article:  Is meditation the push-up for the brain?
Article:  Evidence Builds that Meditation Strengthens the Brain, UCLA researchers say
Article:  Meditation Appears to Produce Enduring Changes in the Emotional Processing in the Brain
Article: Compassion Meditation May Boost the Neural Basis of Empathy, Study Finds
Article:  “Mindful” Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes:  Study
Article: Eight Weeks of Mindfulness Meditation can Rewire the Brain and Control Depression Symptoms
Article:  Study Reveals Benefits of Meditation
Article:  Anxious?  Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex With a Little Meditation