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Research Findings
Research Suggests Common Mindfulness Program Unlikely to Cause Harm
August 18, 2020

Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds found that people who took part in the most common and widely available secular mindfulness program did not experience psychological harm at a rate higher compared to people in control groups who did not take part in the program.

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Well-Being in Adults
Ease your mind by being mindful
February 14, 2020

A college student’s mind is constantly in motion. There are classes, homework, a social life, work, and more. But there’s growing research showing that we can all benefit from taking a few moments each day to, well, live in the moment. Center Postdoctoral Research Associate Matt Hirshberg answers questions about how mindfulness can help college students ease their mind.

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Mind, Brain and Emotion
Early Research Suggests Mindfulness Training Improves Mental Health Outcomes in Police Officers
December 16, 2019

A recent paper published by researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds showed that eight weeks of mindfulness training resulted in reductions in work-related stress, improvements in sleep quality, lower levels of burnout and reduced depression and anxiety in police officers.

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Well-Being in Adults
Long-term Meditators May Be Perceived Differently by Strangers Than Those Who Don’t Meditate, Says New Study
August 28, 2019

New research from the Center points to evidence that long-term meditators may be perceived by strangers as less neurotic, more mindful, more conscientious and more comfortable in their own skin.

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Mind, Brain and Emotion
Mindfulness Not Straightforward for Reducing Impulsive Behaviors, Says New Study
August 19, 2019

New research from the Center suggests that mindfulness training in experienced meditators as well as in people new to meditation does not lower certain aspects of impulsivity.

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Well-Being in Adults
Faith in action: Loka Initiative brings faith leaders and scientists together
July 23, 2019

The faithful are powered by belief; scientists demand proof. What if the two groups joined forces to protect the earth? That's the goal of the Loka Initiative