Navigation Links
Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

ology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Mindfulness is a technique in which one pays attention to his or her present emotions, thoughts and body sensations, such as breathing, without passing judgment or reacting. An individual simply releases his thoughts and “lets it go.”

“One way to practice mindfulness meditation and pay attention to present-moment experiences is to label your emotions by saying, for example, ‘I’m feeling angry right now’ or ‘I’m feeling a lot of stress right now’ or ‘this is joy’ or whatever the emotion is,” said Creswell, lead author of the study, which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, a leading international medical journal for health psychology research.

“Thinking, ‘this is anger’ is what we do in this study, where people look at an angry face and say, ‘this is anger,’” Lieberman noted.

Creswell said Lieberman has now shown in a series of studies that simply labeling emotions turns down the amygdala alarm center response in the brain that triggers negative feelings.

Creswell, who conducted the mindfulness research as an advanced graduate student of psychology at UCLA, said mindfulness meditation is a “potent and powerful therapy that has been helping people for thousands of years.”

Previous studies have shown that mindfulness meditation is effective in reducing a variety of chronic pain conditions, skin disease, stress-related health conditions and a variety of other ailments, he said. Creswell and his UCLA colleagues — Lieberman, Eisenberger and Way — found that during the labeling of emotions, the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex was activated, which seems to turn down activity in the amygdala. They then compared participants’ responses on the mindfulness questionnaire with the results of the labeling study.

“We found the more mindful you are, the more activation you have in the right ventrolateral
'"/>

Source:University of California - Los Angeles


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Putting ecology back into river restoration
2. Putting an old drug to a new use
3. Lateral thinking produces first map of gene transmission
4. Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial
5. Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies
6. Study reveals candidate targets for anti-retroviral therapeutics
7. Tetanus toxin found to have therapeutic properties
8. Dendritic cells offer new therapeutic target for drugs to treat MS and other autoimmune disease
9. Greasing interferons gears may pave way to greater therapeutic benefits, fewer side effects
10. Anthrax inhibitor counteracts toxin, may lead to new therapeutics
11. Nano-particles effective in killing cancer with one-two punch of chemotherapeutics
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/17/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a Good Clinical Practices (GCP) audit to confirm ... Administration (FDA) regulations. This accomplishment enables HITLAB to ... trials utilizing the highest principles for patient safety ... to improve global healthcare access, quality, and delivery ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally ... more evident than at international borders. Over the ... scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self process ... Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number of ... According to Maxine Most ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 09, 2014 Research ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) ... Market in India 2015-2019" report to their ... in this market is the adoption of multimodal ... one characteristic of an individual for verification and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... Ghanaian Obstetrics and Gynecology residents say in-country training programs ... country to practice medicine, new University of Michigan research ... in developing countries is a key component to improving ... which aim to decrease maternal and child mortality. But ...
... Harvard-Affiliated McLean Hospital have been awarded a $1.9 million ... their research into creating human induced pluripotent (iPS) stem ... of cancer and other problems associated with other options ... made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...
... Department of the Interior, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill announced today they have ... the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, a legal process to ... compensate the public for harm to natural resources and ...
Cached Biology News:In-country OB/GYN training programs contributed to retention of doctors in Ghana, U-M study shows 2In-country OB/GYN training programs contributed to retention of doctors in Ghana, U-M study shows 3McLean Hospital researchers awarded $1.9 9 million grant for stem cell, blood research 2Resource restoration planning process begins for BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill 2Resource restoration planning process begins for BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 Gene ... that it has entered into a technology access ... (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, ... process. , “We are extremely excited that the ... platform. This proprietary bioengineering technology has now ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
(Date:12/15/2014)...  GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) announced today the appointment ... director of the Company,s Board of Directors. ... its CEO until its acquisition by Stanley Black ... Recognized as the inventor of the first Wi-Fi-based Active ... -based RFID solutions focused on improving operational efficiency, safety ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Clarassance, a ... announced its new name: Therabron Therapeutics , Inc. ... and bronchioles (a type of structure in the lungs ... company’s mission to develop novel protein therapeutics for the ... directors decided to change the name to mark the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 2AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 3Maryland-based Biotech Company's Path Forward in Treating Respiratory Diseases Sparks Name Change 2
... Calif., March 3 WaferGen Biosystems,Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... genotyping, cell biology and stem cell research systems,today ... company,s management,team. Kumar Kastury, Ph.D., director of assay ... development and John McEntee, director,of engineering, has been ...
... 3 NicOx S.A.,(Euronext Paris: COX) today announced ... the United States, which will assess the blood,pressure ... naproxen,using the Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) technique. ... will together recruit a,total of around 420 osteoarthritis ...
... 2007 Revenue Increases 45% Recurring Disposables, ... Update on Partnered Magnetic Irrigated Catheter Launch Provided, ... reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full ... 2007, revenue increased 45% to $39.3 million,compared with $27.2 ...
Cached Biology Technology:WaferGen Announces Management Team Promotions 2WaferGen Announces Management Team Promotions 3WaferGen Announces Management Team Promotions 4NicOx Initiates Two Large ABPM Studies for Naproxcinod in Hypertensive Patients with Osteoarthritis 2NicOx Initiates Two Large ABPM Studies for Naproxcinod in Hypertensive Patients with Osteoarthritis 3NicOx Initiates Two Large ABPM Studies for Naproxcinod in Hypertensive Patients with Osteoarthritis 4NicOx Initiates Two Large ABPM Studies for Naproxcinod in Hypertensive Patients with Osteoarthritis 5Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 2Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 3Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 4Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 5Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 6Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 7Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 8Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 9Stereotaxis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 10
...
Troponin I Immunogen: Full length native protein (purified) (Human). Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
...
Microlite 1+ 1x12 Strip assembled, flat bottom; the ideal vessel for low signal luminescent reactions, offering medium binding with enhanced dynamic range, extra high reflectivity and minimal cross t...
Biology Products: