Robotic dogs and laughter therapy could help with loneliness

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.

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

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.

Mindfulness for Mild Cognitive Impairment

There's currently no known way to prevent older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from developing Alzheimer's disease. However, recent study show that mindfulness meditation may help.

Mindfulness and relaxation have different effects on brain

The relaxation response and mindfulness meditation are working through different neural mechanisms.

11 minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back

Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study.

Meditation as an alternative to traditional pain medication

Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to new research.

Students as young as five doing daily meditation as mindfulness movement sweeps Victorian schools

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.

The Mindful Child

New research shows the benefits of meditation for the elementary school set.