There is no evidence that mindfulness and wellbeing apps improve employee wellbeing, according to a study from the University of Oxford published in the Industrial Relations Journal. Employees who participate in mindfulness or meditation courses provided by their employers generally do not experience better mental health compared to those who are not offered such programs.
While the celebration of Nollaig na mBan has evolved over the years, its essence remains centred around acknowledging and honouring the contributions of women. In modern times, it has become a day for women to come together, either in person or virtually, to celebrate their achievements, support one another, and appreciate the bond of sisterhood.
A recent Brown University study highlights the heart-healthy benefits of mindfulness in dietary choices (Loucks et al., 2023). Their unique mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction program improved self-awareness and diet adherence, promoting better heart health. Conducted by a team from Brown University in the United States, the study introduced a mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction program.
We've all experienced moments of anxiety, but the struggle is different for those grappling with anxiety disorders. It involves intense and excessive fear and worry, often accompanied by physical tension and cognitive and behavioural symptoms. Anxiety disorders can disrupt daily life, affecting relationships, social activities, and professional or academic responsibilities.
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.
Mindfulness may be ‘as effective’ as anti-depressants for preventing relapse in recurrent depression
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) may be as good as pills at preventing people who are recovering from major bouts of depression from relapsing, according to a new study led by Oxford University. Read more here.
Sudden and unexpected events can elicit intense emotions, uncertainty and catastrophic thinking. During a pandemic, it is reasonable to feel worried, anxious, confused and to experience low mood. Now is the time to take responsibility and to learn to manage your mental health.
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.