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Ayahuasca Increases “Acceptance” Capacities

There is a growing interest in the use of psychedelics such as ayahuasca for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Used ritually and medicinally by indigenous Amazonian peoples for centuries, ayahuasca is a decoction prepared from caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi, Malpighiaceae) stem and chacruna (Psychotria viridis, Rubiaceae) leaf or chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana, Malpighiaceae) leaf. In clinical studies, ayahuasca has shown therapeutic benefits in

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Could Mindfulness Prevent Major Depression?

A new study reveals that eight weeks of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent major depressive disorder in people with subclinical depression. Researchers suggest that mindfulness meditation could help to prevent major depression. Subclinical depression, which is also referred to as subthreshold depression, is defined as the presence of depressive symptoms that are not yet severe or persistent enough to warrant a diagnosis

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Mindfulness Meditation Helps To Control Emotions, says study

Anyone looking for a way to control their negative emotions might benefit from some mindfulness meditation, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to regulate the emotions. The University of California-Berkeley defines mindfulness as: “Maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment.” A Harvard Help Guide tells

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25 Minutes of Yoga, Meditation ‘Boosts Brain Function, Energy’

Practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, compared with spending 25 minutes quietly reading, according to new research from Canada. Kimberley Luu and associate professor Peter Hall, of the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, report their study in the journal Mindfulness.

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