"Doctor's Orders: 20 Minutes of Meditation Twice a Day"

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"Doctor's Orders: 20 Minutes of Meditation Twice a Day"

Postby Robin » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:03 pm

This is an interesting article from the 4/15/13 Wall Street Journal on the benefits of meditation, and that some MDs at a Boston medical center are prescribing 20 minutes of meditation twice a day.

I shared the article with the local support group and received quite a few helpful replies, some of which I'll share here.

Group member Linda noted that there is a good article on the science of mindfulness in the March/April 2013 issue of Scientific American Mind. Though you have to pay to read the article, there is a 5-minute video clip available on the magazine's website (scientificamerican.com/mind) at no charge:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/str ... now-video/

For the first minute of the video, Amishi Jha, PhD, reviews the science of mindfulness. The last four minutes are a guided practice by Scott Rogers.

In reading the Scientific American article, I came across this directory of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) classes in the US:


One Jon Kabat-Zinn book that is recommended by the author of the Scientific American Mind article is: "Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life," J. Kabat-Zinn, Sounds True, 2012.

Finally, a group member pointed out that she couldn't hear very well in the local meditation class we organized a couple of years ago. So she practices meditation using her computer such that the sound is easily adjusted. She uses headspace.com, which she read about on the New York Times. It's also available for the iphone. Dorothy says: "You get a trial 10 sessions for free and then you pay if you want to continue. The rates start at $14.95 a month, $7.99 a month if you sign up for a year, and so on."


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 43682.html

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Wall Street Journal
Updated April 15, 2013, 8:38 p.m. ET

Doctor's Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day
By Sumathi Reddy

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, doctor's orders can include an unlikely prescription: meditation.
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