Holiday Mindfulness

The December and Christmas holiday period can be fun, but it can also be stressful. There are parties and get togethers with family and friends, but there is also shopping, cooking, cleaning and a seemingly endless number of tasks, errands and jobs to prepare for the holidays as well.

The neuroscience of habits

We all have habits — some good, some bad and some we don’t notice at all. Whether you are a grandparent or a teenager, many of daily actions are habits. Showering every day is a habit… but so is chewing your nails. However, research suggests that those of us who can’t switch [...]

Can stress cause psychosis?

Sometimes a stressful day can make you feel like you are going crazy. Maybe you’re not wrong to feel that way…

The hormone cortisol is released in response to stress, and researchers at James Cook University in Australia have found a link between levels of cortisol and psychosis.

Zoltan [...]

Mindfulness can help prevent depression

depression mindfulness treatment

Mindfulness has its critics. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT was first developed by  Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBCT has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but some people are unconvinced. However, a new study published in the journal [...]

WHY BUSINESSES USE MINDFULNESS

Over the last few years, more and more businesses have taught mindfulness to their employees, or encouraged their workers to learn mindful meditation.

You might think that any business that uses mindfulness is probably some kind of hippy-dippy fly-by-night selling knitted yoghurt and handwoven cheese! You’d be wrong. Some of the [...]

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