Mindfulness meditation and self-compassion practices have been shown to affect how the brain works and even its structure. People undertaking mindfulness and compassion training have shown increased activity in the area of the brain associated with positive emotion – the pre-frontal cortex – which is generally less active in people who are depressed. The evidence for different types of mindfulness is promising and research has grown in recent years.
Research has shown that mindfulness and self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and is considered the gold standard in mindfulness training. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Kristin Neff & Chris Germer in 2012.
Mindfulness-Based Habit Change is for those who feel stuck from habits caused by the uncertainties of everyday life. If you are sometimes overwhelmed with worry, distracted by recurring thoughts, experiencing problems with restlessness, tension, or insomnia you may have a habit or even be addicted to anxiety or stress which is often an upstream cause of other habits and behaviors.
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