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Nervous system regulation
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Meditation helps us deal with stress & has 100s of long term health benefits. (Below I have shared over 100 ULR links to these research studies)
In fact meditation can actually change our brains, improving our memory and how we regulate our emotions as founded in this study from 2010 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004979/)
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Other current Research with ULR links!!
Anheyer D, Leach MJ, Klose P, et al. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for treating chronic headache: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cephalalgia. 2019;39(4):544-555.
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Baer RA. Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice. 2003;10:125–143. [https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1093%2Fclipsy.bpg015]
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Black LI, Barnes PM, Clarke TC, Stussman BA, Nahin RL. Use of yoga, meditation, and chiropractors among U.S. children aged 4–17 years. NCHS Data Brief, no 324. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.
Blanke O, Mohr C, Michel CM, Pascual-Leone A, Brugger P, Seeck M, Landis T, Thut G. Linking out-of-body experience and self processing to mental own-body imagery at the temporoparietal junction. Journal of Neuroscience. 2005;25:550–557. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
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Buckner RL, Carroll DC. Self-projection and the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 2007;11:49–57. [PubMed]
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Carlson LE, Garland SN. Impact of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on sleep, mood, stress and fatigue symptoms in cancer outpatients. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2005;12:278–285. [PubMed]
Carmody J, Baer RA, E LBL, Olendzki N. An empirical study of the mechanisms of mindfulness in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 2009;65:613–626. [PubMed]
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Clarke TC, Barnes PM, Black LI, Stussman BA, Nahin RL. Use of yoga, meditation, and chiropractors among U.S. adults aged 18 and over. NCHS Data Brief, no 325. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.
Creswell JD. Mindfulness interventions. Annual Review of Psychology. 2017;68:491-516.
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Kuyken W, Byford S, Taylor RS, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Barrett B, Byng R, Evans A, Mullan E, Teasdale JD. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2008;76:966–978. [PubMed]
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