Physical Benefits of Meditation

In the February 2011 edition of Self magazine, Erin Bried reviews research by Dr. Herbert Benson, director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Some highlights: Mind/body practices (like meditation, yoga) calm the release …

Laughter Improves Health

P.J. Skerret addresses the physical benefits of laughter in the Harvard Health Blog: “From brain scans and other tests, neuroscientists are compiling evidence that laughter triggers chemical responses in the brain that lead to feelings of pleasure and a sense …

Principles of Stress

principles of stress

The following quotes, from Abnormal Psychology (Butcher, Hooley and Mineka), outline the basic mechanisms of the human stress-response: “When we experience or perceive challenges to our physical or emotional well-being that exceed our coping resources and abilities, the psychological condition …