https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/holding-hands.jpg 446 1152 Dr Peter Malinowski https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Peter Malinowski2020-07-13 10:28:492020-07-13 10:36:10Does meditation make us kinder?
Loving-kindness and compassion-focused meditations are increasingly integrated into psychological practice. Furthermore, scholars discuss ethical dimensions of secular mindfulness programmes. So, what is the scientific evidence about the prosocial effects of meditation? I review four meta-analyses that investigate whether meditation increases kind and compassionate emotions and behaviours, or increase our pro-sociality, as psychological science would say. […]
https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/runners-grey-scale.jpg 446 1160 Dr Kat Schneider https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Kat Schneider2020-05-03 13:14:062020-05-03 20:55:28Can Mindfulness Help Athletes Feel and Perform Better?
Mindfulness-based approaches are meanwhile also used in sports. First evidence suggests that mindfulness might help athletes. However, the jury is still out whether this really is the case. On top of it, until now science does not tell what factors might contribute to potential benefits. Why should mindfulness help athletes? One line of argument emphasises […]
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While mindfulness-based and compassion-focused meditation practices are well-known in psychological and scientific circles, trust-based approaches have not yet received much consideration. One reason might be that they are not so readily extracted from their spiritual, Buddhist context. Usually practiced within different Vajrayāna traditions, they also tend to be less accessible. Nevertheless, I decided to include […]
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Compassion-focused meditations are central to most forms of Buddhism and are of central importance in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In particular simpler forms, such as Loving Kindness Meditations or Self-Compassion meditations are increasingly being used in psychological / therapeutic contexts. Up to now, Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion Meditations are also the most widely researched forms of compassion-focused […]
https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/People-discussing-at-laptop-1160px.jpg 446 1160 Dr Peter Malinowski https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Peter Malinowski2020-04-25 17:20:422020-04-25 17:50:34Mechanisms of Mindfulness - The IAA model
Mechanisms of mindfulness meditation: The Intention – Attention – Attitude model A good understanding how mindfulness meditation unfolds its beneficial effects is pivotal, whether scientist or mindfulness practitioner. Here, models of the mindfulness mechanisms are a true blessing. Such models direct scientists when specifying their hypotheses and when designing their studies. In turn, the results […]
https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MBI-group-with-reading.png 446 1160 Dr Peter Malinowski https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Peter Malinowski2020-04-23 14:58:352020-04-28 15:20:03Mindfulness - History and Key Principles
What is mindfulness meditation and how did it come about? The history of mindfulness-based stress reduction Mindfulness meditation entered public awareness through the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn (2007). In the late 1970s, he extracted a few basic meditation practices from their Buddhist framework to introduce them as universally applicable – non-spiritual – exercises. His […]
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Mindfulness and Positive Psychology Positive psychology enriches the range of mindfulness-based programmes with an approach that does not limit itself to deficits that need to be alleviated. The recently established programme mindfulness-based strengths practice (MBSP), brings together the best from secular mindfulness practice and positive psychology, allowing the powers of mindfulness and of character strengths […]
https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/orange-blue.jpg 446 1160 Dr Kat Schneider https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Kat Schneider2020-03-29 12:42:332020-04-21 19:04:09Mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of eating disorders
Mindfulness-based approaches came to prominence because of holding promise for a variety of mental and physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, stress, recurrent depression, anxiety disorders etc. More recently, mindfulness also started to be used for treating eating disorders. There are several reasons why mindfulness may be beneficial for the treatment and management of […]
https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/stats.jpg 446 1160 Dr Kat Schneider https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Kat Schneider2020-02-27 19:08:352020-04-21 19:03:54Mindful Eating Programmes: Systematic Reviews
Several reviews have attempted to assess the overall effectiveness of existing mindful eating programmes for a wide range of eating-related health outcomes. Some key reviews are listed below. Mindfulness for binge eating Godfrey, K. M., Gallo, L. C., & Afari, N. (2015). Mindfulness-based interventions for binge eating: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Behavioral […]
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Problematic food and eating behaviours, for example binge eating or emotional eating, have been linked to the increasing rates of overweight and obesity worldwide. It is widely known that many of existing weight loss interventions may reduce weight in the short term but tend not to have successful long-term outcomes. Individuals with obesity who lose […]
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