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Richard Davidson: “Happiness is a skill.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Mindfulness is paying attention
in the present moment in a non-judgmental way.” 

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When we engage in mental training,
we change the function and structure of our brain.
In this respect, the mind is no different than the body… 

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Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness

Bullwinkle is reading poetry about mindfulness.The final event of the 2013 “The Emerging Science of Consciousness Series” presented by the Nour Foundation, Wisconsin Public Radio’s nationally-syndicated program features Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha joined clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn to explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health.

These experts report that we can train the mind to become more flexible and adaptable. 

The entire session is included (below)
in the comments section of this post.

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Now, news on studies that focus
on mindfulness and our youth: 

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Mindfulness at School Reduces (Likelihood Of) Depression-Related Symptoms in Adolescents

Mar. 15, 2013 — Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness program report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms …  full story 
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Mindfulness Meditation Increases Well-Being in Adolescent Boys, Study Finds

Sep. 1, 2010 — “Mindfulness,” the process of learning to become more aware of our ongoing experiences, increases well-being in adolescent boys, a new study reports …  full story
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 Eric

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Teaching mindfulness-based practices to parents has the potential to improve parent emotion regulation and parents’ ability to cope with the stress and emotional complexity of raising a young teenager. Levels of child negative affect rise during adolescence and there is evidence that adolescents transmit their negative affect to their parents.

[See: Collins, W. A. (1990). Parent-child relationships in the transition to adolescence: Continuity and change in interaction, affect, and cognition. In R. Montemayor, G. R. Adams, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), From childhood to adolescence: A transitional period (pp. 85–106). London: Sage.; AND Larson, R. W., & Richards, M. H. (1994). Family emotions: Do young adolescents and their parents experience the same states? Journal of Research on Adolescence, 4(4), 567–583.]

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