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Re: [mindfulnessmeditation] Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness

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  • Kim Moore
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful information Anh Hai!
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 2, 2011
      Thank you for sharing this wonderful information Anh Hai!

      On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Hai Nguyen <hai_nguyen@...> wrote:
       

      Hello friends,

      I would like to share with you that yesterday Dan Harris of ABC News Nightline has a report on how meditation can re-wire the brain for happiness.  He reported that today about 20 million Americans are practicing meditation. 
      Several studies suggest that these changes through meditation can make you happier, less stressed -- even nicer to other people. It can help you control your eating habits and even reduce chronic pain, all the while without taking prescription medication.

      In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants' brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.

      You can view the video at this link  http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/sign-times-meditate-happiness-14185909

      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Hai

       


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