Research

Meditation is the Multi-Tasker’s Answer
http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/andrewaghapour/6081/meditation_is_the_multi-tasker%E2%80%99s_answer/

Insight and Wisdom: New Horizons for Leaders
Download the PDF Article from Reflections, the SoL Journal

Mindfulness Practice Leads to Increases in Regional Brain Gray Matter Density
http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927%2810%2900288-X/fulltext

Brainwaves and meditation
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100319210631.htm

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 IN THE NEWS– Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks. Mass. General-led study shows changes over time in areas associated with awareness, empathy, stress.
http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=1329
http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/mindfulness-meditation-changes-brain-just-8-weeks

April 2011 Institute for Noetic Sciences – Noetic Now
Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: A 21st-Century View of Meditation by Rick Hanson, PhD
http://www.noetic.org/noetic/issue-nine-april/self-directed-neuroplasticity/

If you do one thing this week, meditate to change your brain
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0125/1224288223910.html

Endorphins: Natural Pain and Stress Fighters
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55001

 

Mind Science – Neuroplasticity – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkXtz72hjDI

First Direct Evidence of Neuroplastic Changes Following Brainwave Training
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100310114936.htm

It Really Is All in Your Head: Neurofeedback Can Change Your Brain
http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/it_really_is_all_in_your_head_neurofeedback_can_change_your_brain/8178/

Doctors preach ‘brain training’ to treat post-traumatic stress
http://www.kens5.com/news/health/Brain-training-to-treat-PTSD-and-other-mental-disorders-85617537.html

Human brains grow, change and can heal themselves
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/healthyliving2/stories/DNnh_brainhealth_0302_gd.ART.State.Edition1.2459ad1.html

New hope for memory loss and stress as meditators change the physical brain
http://www.wddty.com/new-hope-for-memory-loss-and-stress-as-meditators-change-the-physical-brain.html

The Role of Mindfulness in Health Care Reform: A Policy Paper
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/pastoral/events/Mackenzie_McCabe_Explore_2009.pdf

Meditation class helps lower violence at AL prison
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110202/D9L4LT780.html

Biological Overview of Meditation
http://physiologyonline.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/13/3/149

Noninvasive Technique to Rewrite Fear Memories Developed
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091209134629.htm

Are You Part of the Mindfulness Revolution?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elisha-goldstein-phd/mindfulness-revolution_b_845826.html

Even Beginners can Curb Pain with Meditation
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/04/08/135146672/even-beginners-can-curb-pain-with-meditation


 

Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density
Hölzelab, Britta; Carmodyc, James; Vangela, Mark; Congletona, Christina; Yerramsettia, Sita M. Gardab; Tim; Lazara, Sarah W
http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927%2810%2900288-X/abstract

 

Mindfulness in medicine JAMA. 2008;300(11):1350–2.
Ludwig DS, Kabat-Zinn J.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/300/11/1350

 

Transcendental meditation, mindfulness, and longevity: an experimental study with the elderly. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1989;57(6):950–64.
Alexander CN, Langer EJ, Newman RI, Chandler HM, Davies JL.
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/57/6/950.pdf

 

Effects of stress reduction on carotid atherosclerosis in hypertensive African Americans. 2000;31(3):568-73
Castillo-Richmond A, Schneider RH, Alexander CN, Cook R, Myers H, Nidich S, Haney C, Rainforth M, Salerno J.
http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/31/3/568

 

Mindfulness meditation training effects on CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected adults: A small randomized controlled trial. Brain Behav Immun. 2009;23(2):184-8.
Creswell DJ, Myers HF, Cole SW, Irwin MR.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2725018/?tool=pubmed

 

“I felt like a new person.” the effects of mindfulness meditation on older adults with chronic pain: qualitative narrative analysis of diary entries. J Pain. 2008;9(9):841-8.
Lynce NE, CS, Greco CM, Tindle HA, Weiner DK.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2569828/?tool=pubmed

 

Mindfulness meditation for the treatment of chronic low back pain in older adults: A randomized controlled pilot study. Pain. 2008;134(3):310-9.
Morone NE, Greco CM, Weiner DK.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2254507/?tool=pubmed

 

Medical care utilization and the transcendental meditation program. Psychosom Med. 1987;49(5):493–507.
Orme-Johnson D.
http://www.psychosomaticmedicine.org/cgi/reprint/49/5/493

 

A randomized controlled trial of stress reduction in African Americans treated for hypertension for over one year. Am J Hypertens. 2005;18(1):88-98.
Schneider RH, Alexander CN, Staggers F, Orme-Johnson DW, Rainforth M, Salerno JW, Sheppard W, Castillo-Richmond A, Barnes VA, Nidich SI.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2224896/?tool=pubmed

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