Mindfulness Meditation and MS

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, an average of 400,000 Americans live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), while each week 200 new cases are being diagnosed. The symptoms of MS are numerous, but include fatigue, numbness, depression, and pain. Treatments for MS generally focus on reducing disease progression, but what about the psychological effects of…

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Wise Concentration – A Beginner’s Exercise for Developing Mindfulness

Help build patients’ mindfulness and awareness by using Dr. Sylvia Boorstein’s exercise to determine reaction style under stress.

Mindfulness Lessens Symptoms of IBS

Over 20% of adult Americans suffer from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. And the stress and anxiety that can result only worsen the frequency and severity of symptoms – a kind of vicious cycle. If the stress and anxiety associated with the onset of IBS could be managed, would it be possible to…

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Mindfulness Meditation: One Size Does Not Fit All

Many of us have incorporated various mindfulness practices into our daily lives and into our work with our patients and yet, as with so many other things that are good for you, there is no one-size-fits-all regimen that we can apply. So how are your colleagues currently adopting mindfulness meditation for their particular client population?…

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The Health Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has far-reaching health benefits. Exciting new findings in neurogenesis and neuroplasticity are now suggesting that mindfulness practice can actually change brain pathways. That’s a huge step forward because it can lead to important applications for our work. Among the many things that we know about mindfulness, research has shown that: Becoming more attuned to…

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It’s time to speak out

“First they came for the communists, but I was not a communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unions, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak…

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