Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness are some of the ways that might help people - particularly the elderly - cope with loneliness and social isolation while social distancing, say UK researchers.
The researchers found that more mindfulness correlates with better academic performance, fewer suspensions from school, and less stress. The researchers also showed, for the first time, that mindfulness can alter fear and other negative emotions.
The relaxation response and mindfulness meditation are working through different neural mechanisms.
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study.
Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to new research.
Wellbeing workers are becoming more common as schools integrate mental health into learning. Principals say meditation is more important than ever as children's minds become crowded by technology.