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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Research Shows Meditation Can Change Your Brain

For years, we've been hearing about the benefits of meditation with regard to decreasing stress.  Now, we have research by neuroscientists to show that, among regular meditators, meditation can decrease the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety (see link for article below:  "Can Meditation Change Your Brain:  Contemplative Neuroscientists Believe It Can" by Dan  Gilgoff of CNN).


Research Shows Meditation  Can  Change Your Brain

People Who Meditate Regularly Tend to Be Calmer and Happier
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. of University of Massachusetts Medical School, conducted studies that reveal that regular meditators tend to be calmer and happier (see link below:  Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society).

Meditating Regularly Can Help You to Be Calmer and Happier

I often recommend meditation for psychotherapy clients in my private practice in NYC to help with anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

See my article Mindfulness Meditation:  Mindfulness Meditation: Coping with Emotional Pain

Read:
Can Meditation Change Your Brain? Contemplative Neuroscientists Believe It Can - Dan Gilgoff - CNN

Jon Kabat-Zinn - Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society

I am a NYC psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing therapist.

I work with individual adults and couples.

To find out more about me, visit my website:  Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - NYC Psychotherapist

To set up a consultation, call me at (212) 726-1006 or email me: josephineolivia@aol.com




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