Category Archives: Mindfulness

Teens in Treatment: The Value of an Active Lifestyle

Why Residential Treatment Centers (RTC) For Teens Include Exercise in Treatment Programs The benefits of exercise for the mind, body, and emotions are well-documented. Exercise helps people who have no physical, psychological, or emotional disorders maintain a strong body, a sharp mind, and a balanced emotional life. Exercise also helps people with physical, psychological, or […]

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August is National Wellness Month

The concept of wellness is not new. Most of us have a basic idea of what it means – in its contemporary connotation – but let’s check and see if this modern vision of wellness coincides with the traditional meaning of the word. The first definition we found reads like this: The quality or state […]

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How Does Mindfulness Work?

Scientists Search for An Answer A recent study performed at the University of Buffalo in New York offers new evidence about mindfulness that runs contrary to the popular view of what mindfulness does and how mindfulness works. The study, which included over a thousand participants, measured physiological responses to short-term stressors in people who reported […]

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2021: April is Stress Awareness Month

Each year, a group of non-profit wellness and mental health awareness organizations sponsor National Stress Awareness Month during the month of April. Along with Stress Awareness Month, they also promote a National Stress Awareness Day. This year we observe Stress Awareness Day on Sunday, April 18th. Last year at this time – mid-April 2020 – […]

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Best Mindfulness and Meditation Apps for Teens

You hear all about mindfulness these days. In case you missed the basics, staying mindful means slowing down and paying close attention to this present moment, without judgment. Deep breathing, meditation, walking, and yoga are all mindfulness practices that promote positive wellbeing and mental health. While especially beneficial to those struggling with mental health and […]

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Help! I’m Anxious About My Teen Returning to School!

By now you might have heard most schools won’t reopen for in-person classes this fall. Or, perhaps your school is still uncertain about the possibility, and haven’t announced their final decision. Whatever the case may be, you know this: your anxiety is skyrocketing. You don’t know how to plan for the school year. You’re stressed […]

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Mindfulness and Positive Body Image

We’re close to twenty years into the 21st century. It’s a safe bet to say that almost anyone reading this blog has heard of mindfulness. And that’s not surprising, because although it’s still considered a complementary or alternative therapy in the medical and mental health communities, and many members of the general public still think […]

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Harvard Study: Meditation Study Shows Growth in Several Key Brain Areas

Meditation Changes the Brain For several decades, the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices have been known to help alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of emotional, behavioral and psychiatric challenges. From helping people battle anxiety, depression, mood swings and post-traumatic stress disorder to increasing overall well-being and developing peace-of-mind, activities such as […]

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The Positive Effect of Meditation on Adolescent Academic Performance

The Mindfulness Movement and Adolescent Behavior Over the past four decades, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Techniques have been proven effective in alleviating a wide variety of emotional and psychological challenges in adults, adolescents, and children. In the medical and scientific world, MBSR was first legitimized by research performed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the […]

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