Studies have shown that mindfulness training can boost a range of mental and physical health problems, but how it works hasn’t been clear. Now, researchers have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways.
Parenting adolescents can be challenging due to the rapid changes happening for young people cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially. Research shows that parental practices and adult mental health play important roles in the overall mental health and wellbeing of young people.
Carnegie Mellon University's J David Creswell—whose cutting-edge work has shown how mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults and alleviates stress—and his graduate student Emily Lindsay have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways.
Engaging in mindfulness awareness practices may be more helpful for older people who have trouble sleeping than just learning about how to make their bedrooms more conducive to sleep, according to a small new study.