Topic: Mindfulness

Flynn ’20.5: When the stars don’t align: The failures of astrology

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Flynn ’20.5: When the stars don’t align: The failures of astrology

October 9, 2019 0 comments

As a student at Brown, you have probably been asked at some point about your astrological sign. People you have just met garner information about your personality from how your time and date of birth align with the patterns of the stars.

‘Craving to quit’ app teaches mindfulness to counter smoking addiction

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‘Craving to quit’ app teaches mindfulness to counter smoking addiction

September 27, 2019 0 comments

For smokers looking for alternatives to help wean themselves off nicotine, researchers at the School of Public Health have a new option — a mindfulness app.

Michael Sacchet’10 presents his research on the neuroscience of mindfulness and how the practice can be used as an emotional regulation technique for individuals with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

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Alum talks personalized mindfulness at School of Public Health

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Matthew Sacchet ’10, a postdoctoral scholar from Stanford University, delivered a lecture at the School of Public Health Tuesday on “personalized mindfulness practices,” according to the event description.

Contemplative studies examines future growth, addresses past criticism

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Contemplative studies examines future growth, addresses past criticism

April 23, 2018 0 comments

For 11 hours a day, Lan Anh Pham ’18 meditated under rigorous Vipassana tradition in rural Wisconsin as part of a 10-day meditation retreat during her sophomore year.

University opens new mindfulness center

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University opens new mindfulness center

October 4, 2017 1 comment

Beginning in the late 1970s, mindfulness moved from the ashram to the laboratory, where researchers began to study its effects on health.