Breathe yourself happier.

Sunday January 12, 2014

I read a very interesting article in the Daily Mail this week in which they reported that a review of some previous studies has found that regular meditation could alleviate symptoms of depression as well as conventional anti-depressants.

It claims that just 10 to 20 minutes per day of mindfulness meditation can have a significant benefit on overall mental health and wellbeing. And there's proof. Imaging studies show that the brain lays down extra connections and tissue in areas associated with attention, memory and empathy in proportion to the hours of meditation practised. They were also able to see stress reactions in the brain dissolve once people begin to meditate.

Apparently variants of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy are now being used to treat suffering arising from a wide range of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. In addition, it is being used for back problems, migraine, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis.

If you'd like to read the full article, just follow this link: http://tiny.cc/bn8i9w

Caroline Ashcroft

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment on our Blogspot:



Comments are viewable only by members. Register Now to participate in the discussion.

Already have an account? Login to leave a comment.

There are 13 comments so far.

What is Moodscope?

Moodscope members seek to support each other by sharing their experiences through this blog. If you’d like to receive these daily posts by email, just sign up to Moodscope now, completely free of charge.

Moodscope is an innovative way for people to treat their own low mood problems using an engaging online tool. Anyone in the world can accurately assess and track daily mood scores over a period of time. We have proved that the very act of measuring, tracking and sharing mood can actually lift it. Join now.

Blog Archive


Posts and comments on the Moodscope blog are the personal views of Moodscope members, they are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Moodscope makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this blog or found by following any of the links.

Moodscope will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.