Brain Imaging Illuminates Neurological Basis of Meditation
meditators like Salzberg may actually work differently than brains of those who
don't meditate. The study gives scientists a window into the meditating mind,
providing evidence that the practice appears to change the way the brain works
and could give meditators a leg up when it comes to dealing with mental
PBS Special Highlights a Mindfulness Meditation Group
Note: Our weekly mindfulness meditation groups are in an identical format.
Dr. Dan Siegel on Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness Meditation Training
Jon Kabat-Zinn – Stress Reduction (6 part series)
Anthony De Mello
Several seminars with priest and spiritual leader Anthony De Mello on suffering, love, being real, awareness, and waking up. Highly recommended!
Dan Rather Reports - Mind Science (6 part series)
With the help of Buddhist monks, scientists are unlocking mysteries of the brain. An interesting report about brain plasticity and the effect of meditation on the brain and the emotions.
Long Term Effects of Chronic Stress
James S. Gordon, M.D.
Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Michael Carroll - The Mindful Leader: Ten Principles
for Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves and Others
A new generation of business leaders is turning to mindfulness as a cutting-edge leadership tool. Research suggests that the practice of mindfulness--a technique for learning to live in the present moment--can help individuals gain clarity, reduce stress, optimize performance, and develop a greater sense of well-being.
Health Matters: Stress Management
From University of California T.V.: Steven D. Hickman, Psy.D. discusses the field of behavioral medicine, specifically assessing and treating patients with chronic pain and illness. Dr. Hickman utilizes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) a particular way of paying attention: with mindful intention, in the moment, without judgment. Although MBSR embraces the acceptance of things as they are without striving, research has shown that, with regular practice, it has the potential to lower stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote relaxation, improve concentration, raise self-awareness, and enhance the immune system.
for Chronic Pain with Dr. Morone
Mindfulness meditation can be used to help alleviate chronic back pain.
(A Channel 4 News Program Excerpt)
Meditation Enhances Attention - Scientific American
Neuroscientists discover a specific example of how meditating can give you the ability to notice things that non-meditators can't: When you're concentrating on something and miss something else that should be obvious, that's the attentional blink. New research shows that meditators can avoid this gap in perception.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation
This talk will examine the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on the brain systems in which psychological functions such as attention, emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and self-view are instantiated. We will also discuss how different forms of meditation practices are being studied using neuroscientific technologies and are being integrated into clinical practice to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.
Speaker: Philippe Goldin
Philippe is a research scientist and heads the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn - The Body Revealed
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn leads us on an investigation of the mind, with a primary emphasis on the science of meditation, the mind/body connection and how it can influence our behavior.
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