ACLP mindfulness instructor Margaret Fletcher now offers her own online MBSR course.
A study by Gotink et al found that 8 weeks of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) induced brain changes similar to traditional long-term meditation practices.
A study by Kobasa et al, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that hardiness commitment, control, and challenge functions to decrease the effect of stressful life events from producing illness symptoms.
A study by Neckelmann et al published in the journal Sleep found that insomnia is a risk factor for the development of anxiety disorders.
A study by Black et al, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that formalized mindfulness-based interventions have clinical importance by possibly serving to remediate sleep problems among older adults in the short term, and this effect appears to carry over into reducing sleep-related daytime impairment that has implications for quality of life.
In a study by Victorson et al, published in the journal Psycho-Oncology, the researchers found that participants who practiced mindfulness demonstrated significant decreases in prostate cancer anxiety and uncertainty intolerance, and significant increases in mindfulness, global mental health and post-traumatic growth.
The many possible benefits of integrating mindfulness at work include: increased creativity improved listening and communication skills enhanced problem-solving skills steadfast integrity and deeper, more beneficial relationships keener leadership and team-building skills greater work satisfaction improved focus and concentration a stronger appreciation for life and work inspired entrepreneurial positioning and action a sense of connectedness to all things and the motivation to change the world for the better Let s explore each of these benefits in more detail: 1.
As an integrative physician and cancer survivor, it is comforting to know that this much-needed program is available to pick up where the office visit ends. The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is an invaluable and highly accessible resource, informed by science, that one can use at their own pace. The lifestyle changes recommended in the course can reduce the risk of cancer as well as other debilitating diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
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“Absolutely wonderful course!!!! This course came at EXACTLY the point in my journey when I needed it.”
“I have made a sizable advance on assessing who in my life is toxic and who is not. Those who are toxic I remove from my life. Those who are nourishing I embrace…. I practice meditation almost daily. I stretch and do yoga several times a week. I take every opportunity to laugh out loud.”