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Your Essential Mindfulness Pack for COVID

 
 
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The Science Behind Mindfulness

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Resculpting the Brain

Mindfulness training has been shown to reshape the brain's structure - increasing grey matter density in areas which function in learning and memory and emotional regulation

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Easing Anxiety

Research shows Mindfulness training can be effective for reducing anxiety. The paper below shows a reduction in symptoms as a function of decreased activation of the amygdala in the brain - a fear processing centre

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Preventing Depression

Mindfulness-based interventions have been consistently found to be effective versus control for preventing recurrence of Depression. Some studies have shown that Mindfulness is as effective

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Shaping Physiology

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) has become a reliable marker for stress and the state of the autonomic nervous system. In the study below, healthy participants underwent Mindfulness

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Improving Memory

The study below is one of many showing the Mindfulness enhances our working memory. In this example, such an enhancement was seen after as little as 2 weeks of Mindfulness training. It was also accompanied by a standardised US admission test after Mindfulness training.

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Building Concentration

It has been shown that as little as 5 days of Mindfulness training can produce significant enhancement in attentional capacities. This paper also showed that Mindfulness produced improved immune function and decreased cortisol levels

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Reducing Stress

Reduction in stress is perhaps the most well-established benefit of Mindfulness in the literature. There is a robust base of evidence to support this link, some of which is summarised in the review below.

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Enhancing Performance

Since anxious thoughts can disrupt cognitive control, Mindfulness' ability to reduce anxiety is important in producing optimum performance. The study below found that Mindfulness correlated with a higher score on specifically high-stakes and high pressure examinations.

 

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