Can Mindfulness Change How the Brain Processes Emotion?

We’d like to think it can, but what does the evidence show? A working definition of mindfulness is that it attentively and non-judgmentally focuses on present experiences. But does this actually affect anything in the brain? To find out, Jacqueline Lutz, from the psychiatry department at the University Hospital of Zurich, led a study investigating…

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Mindfulness and Bipolar Disorder . . . A Life Transformed

A few days ago, we posted a video to share how mindfulness can help patients suffering from anxiety disorders (if you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out here). But how else can we apply mindfulness in our work? What other patients could benefit from integrating mindfulness into their lives? Today, we’d like to…

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How to Make Mindfulness Work in Your Practice

Ever wonder which types of patients benefit most from mindfulness? As it turns out, it has a wide range of applications. To show you the range of ways that practitioners are integrating mindfulness into their practices, we thought we’d share some inspirational stories. We often highlight people who’ve written books or are on the lecture…

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Can Mindfulness Help with On-the-job Stress and Burnout?

On-the-job stress and burnout can strike no matter what your profession . . . and unfortunately, even the classroom is no exception. Teaching is one profession that can be particularly stressful – teachers can experience detrimental effects on their health, well-being, and job performance from stress and burnout. So what can teachers do to cope…

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A Look at Trauma from Inside the Brain

Trauma’s impact on the body can often be readily apparent, but what does trauma look like from inside the brain? According to David Berceli, PhD, there’s a specific sequence to how the brain processes trauma . . . . . . and knowing how it works could be essential to honing our approach to the…

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Changing lives all around the world

There are people who are working hard, day in and day out, to discover the breakthroughs that can improve trauma treatment . . . And then there are the people, including many of you, who work hard to learn the latest so you can make a difference in the lives of your patients – trauma…

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