Rationale for mindfulness meditation
as treatment for PTSD
Mechanisms for the ameliorating effect of mindfulness meditation
on substance addiction rely upon the acceptance and "unfiltered present moment experiencing" of mental urges (sometimes referred to as "urge surfing").
Using data from 47 earlier studies, researchers found moderate evidence to support the use of mindfulness meditation
to treat those conditions.
is a method of meditation based on an old Buddhist practice known as vipassana or insight meditation.
In their review of how mindfulness meditation
might lead to improvements in psychiatric and stress-related symptoms, H61zel and colleagues (2011) note that mindfulness may increase attention regulation, body awareness, emotion regulation, and changes in perspectives of the self.
This idea was further tested by researchers who chose to compare mindfulness meditation
with a "sham" meditation.
is seen as a valuable instrument to ease and discard mindless and restless states in our daily life and habits and transform away from the negative towards positive impulses (Hyland, 2009, 2010).
LKM often begins, like mindfulness meditation
, in a seated position, eyes closed, with the focus on the breath.
The mindfulness based approach to teaching business ethics calls on business teachers to teach mindfulness meditation
and open inquiry skills to their students.
Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation
reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference, Scan, 2, 313-322.
The results were stunning: Over the next few weeks, while participating in the mindfulness meditation
class, she became almost headache free.
Simply Being ($1 on Apple, Android and BlackBerry) and Mindfulness Meditation
($2 on Apple, with an Android version in the works) are among the better ones, while Universal Breathing - Pranayama Free (free on Apple) and Pranayama Free (on Android) are useful for those who want to test the waters.