for stress reduction
"The relevant theoretical and empirical literature suggests that mindfulness may serve clinically meaningful functions in alleviating PTSD symptoms."
"If you have gone through trauma, you may want to learn what mindfulness is and how it might be helpful to you."
"If we can learn to pay attention nonjudgmentally, it offers the possibility of having a quicker recovery. Recent research is bearing that out. We've done studies, and there are other studies in the literature, showing that simple forms of mindfulness meditation actually do facilitate recovery from adversity and thus promote a greater resilience style, and change the brain circuits that are associated with resilience in ways that we would predict." Richard Davidson, reported in You Can Change Your Brain, BeingHuman.org, 03/29 /2013
"Jon Kabat-Zinn, an MIT-trained molecular biologist, began meditating in 1966, when the practice was primarily the province of hippies and gurus, not scientists. Now, thanks in large part to his efforts, it has become mainstream medicine. Dozens of studies have since shown the benefits of what he termed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in treating cardiovascular disease, depression, addictions, chronic pain and many other conditions."
"A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health."
"According to studies, exposure to plants and trees seems to benefit health."
"A growing body of research shows that people who spend time outside in sunny, green and natural spaces tend to be happier and healthier than those who don’t. "
"Researchers are demonstrating the positive effects of nature on blood pressure, cholesterol, outlook on life, and stress reduction"
"Numerous studies have shown that access to trees and green spaces calm us and help to alleviate stress."
"Generations of brilliant minds, naturalists and authors have documented the many benefits of spending time in nature... Being in nature also bestows a sense of connectedness, meaning, and purpose"
"[There is] a growing literature on the mental and physical benefits of spending time outdoors."
"Physical activity in the form of a 40 minute walk in the forest was associated with improved mood and feelings of health and robustness."
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