The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Mouse brains produce random, strong bursts of dopamine and are able to control them. This may challenge many long-held ideas about learning and motivation.
A brief daily practice of mindfulness meditation not only contributes to a better mood, but it also helps protect against the negative mental health impact of news about COVID-19.
It’s easy to assume that the practice has few, if any, downsides. But a new study explored some of its social repercussions.
Sleeping through a live performance would usually indicate it wasn’t engaging. But as a film about Max Richter’s Sleep concerts explains, this is exactly the response the composer was hoping for.
The writer and zen priest Reverend angel Kyodo williams speaks about the pain of racism, how she uses meditation to combat it — and become a stronger anti-racist activist in America today.
Mindfulness practices may help one examine long-held cultural assumptions, allowing one to better respond to current critical issues such as climate change and systemic racism.
For many of us, the popular film, ‘Groundhog Day’ may bring up fond memories of a classic comedy. But a scholar argues there’s more to the film – it’s a lesson in mindfulness.
In China, many Buddhists hope for birth in a buddha-land so they can complete their path under a buddha’s direct supervision.
Sitting on the floor is still common in many cultures – but is it better for your health?
Amid trying times, the collaboration between Western science and Eastern philosophy provides numerous health benefits and a path to understanding the natural world.
Many in the West may see Buddhism as more of a philosophy than a religion, but for millions of people worldwide Buddhism is very much a faith – and prayer is part of their COVID-19 response.
The enduring popularity of knitting lies in its practicality, portability and mental health benefits. As the mercury drops and we head outside for bracing walks, it’s time to knit a woollen scarf.
Buddhist monks have been chanting sutras to provide spiritual relief during the coronavirus crisis. A scholar of Buddhism translates some Buddhist teachings into ways we can deal with uncertain times.
Concepts from Buddhism can provide us with some solace during this pandemic. By thinking like a Buddhist we can focus on existential facts, aiming to understand them and to practise meditation.
The routine of life has been disrupted for most people as they stay at home to slow down the further spread of the coronavirus. A scholar who studies boredom offers some helpful tips.
We can use anxious thoughts as triggers to engage in activities that not only manage anxiety but to help us build positive mental health habits for the future.
A lot of claims have been made about the benefits of tai chi, but do they all stand up?
As the practice of mindfulness grows, more thought needs to be given to how it can be used in under-served communities
Despite celebrity endorsements and growing popularity of the practice, there’s still little scientific proof to support these claims.