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Mindfulness Research Indicates Substantial Benefits For Adolescents and Healthcare Providers

The increasing body of research on the use of mindfulness with children and adolescents is extremely compelling. In direct contrast to the growing …

Why Our Brains Get Turned On By Compassion

The more we do something, the better we get at it. Our brains don't really know the difference between playing more guitar and getting to be a better …

Mindfulness

Evaluating the Good & Evil of Cell Phones for Children, Teens & Adults

<i>Jim Holsomback is a guest contributor for this article. Jim is the Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing at</i> Paradigm Malibu, an adolescent treatment center. He has extensive experience leading family skills and support groups as well as adolescent group therapy focusing on chemical …

Teens

Digital Dependence and the Implications of Social Media

There is a growing body of evidence that our reliance on digital devices, social media and screen time is having a disasterous effect on our …

Happy New Year from Paradigm Treatment Centers

Happy New Year! From our team at Paradigm, we hope that you had a fulfilling holiday season. We often use goal setting strategies to help make …

Meditate in the a.m.? Here’s why you should do it in a group

The pros of a daily morning meditation are vast (hello serious focus and productivity, goodbye stress). But getting into a Zen place when your warm …

Support When Your Child Is Struggling With Anxiety, Depression or Trauma

Parents will do just about anything when their child is in serious need. With dramatic increases in the diagnosis of adolescent anxiety and …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn’t good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

The Science Of Gratitude

It seems simplistic, but remembering to say "thank you" can turn your day, your month, or even your year around. It's true (science says so). There's …

Psychology

Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression

Antidepressant medication is considered a primary treatment for major depression, but the drugs fail to fully work for more than half of Americans …

Depression

Why Practicing Gratitude Matters, Even When Everything Is Awful

It may give you the strength to face what's bothering you later.<p>For many, it will be a challenging Thanksgiving.<p>Political realities and an environment of hatred and animosity can make a holiday that’s organized around a sense of happiness and gratitude feel obsolete or even inappropriate. …

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health! – YOGA GURU

When I am feeling down and weary, and I can barely lift myself off the couch, my dog comes to my rescue. She cuddles with me, then motivates me to …

More Evidence That E-Cigarettes Might Be Harmful to Teens

E-cigarettes—which contain nicotine in a liquid form and are “vaped,” not smoked—have been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. …

Public Health

The ABC’s of An Effective Treatment Program

Effective Adolescent Residential Treatment Can Treat Anxiety, Depression and Trauma AND Support and Prepare Family Systems For A Successful …

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem - Vice

Illustrations by Joel Benjamin<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, holy, or "pure" than other people. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live …

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10 Tips For Parenting Adolescents

Recent research has demonstrated that taking time for ourselves can increase our effectiveness as parents. Often, when our kids are struggling or …

Using Athletics To Promote and Support Mental and Emotional Health

If you were old enough to watch television in 1995, you may remember Nike’s commercial “If you let me play sports…”. The groundbreaking advertisement …

Six Easy Things You Can Do Today That Instantly Made Parents Happier And More Effective

<b>Lose the judgments</b>. We live in an incredibly judgmental society. Tabloids, politics, water cooler talk….it is all wrought with judgment and it is …

Helping Parents Establish and Maintain Contingencies: An Effective Model for Contingency Management

One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is figuring out how to set and enforce effective rules. This is a challenging task because …

Parenting

MINDFULNESS NEWS & TIPS – About Mindfulnes

why are happy people happy, finding happiness, find happiness, happiness tips, happiness quotesFinding Happiness went in search for the answer to the …

Frequent vaping by teens linked to heavy smoking later

Adolescents with a regular vaping habit aren't just more likely to take up smoking; they also have higher odds of developing a heavy cigarette habit, a U.S. study suggests.<p>The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, calls into question whether e-cigarettes can be an …

Meditation: A Winning Hack for Entrepreneurs

<i>By Karan Chaudhry</i><p>When you hear the names Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Marc Benioff, Ray Dalio or Arianna Huffington, the words that may come to your mind are "successful," "visionary," "genius," "rich," "powerful," etc. But what if you were to add one more to the list: meditator? In …

5 reasons schools should measure chronic absence

<i>A new report from the Hamiton Project at the Bookings Institution suggests that the best choice states could make, if they really want to make a</i> …

Education

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo …

The Brain

Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

By Christine Carter<p>Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness. Our silver bullet to success. A straight shot to both physical and mental health.<p>I am writing this from the front lines: My 16-year-old stepdaughter's messy bed. It's a little after 9 o'clock. Macie is at her desk doing …

PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it

(Reuters Health) - After a car crash, children can experience post-traumatic stress disorder for months or years afterward although parents may have trouble recognizing it, according to a new U.K. study.<p>“What these results stress I think is that we need to take the reactions of young children to …

How to Choose a Type of Mindfulness Meditation

By Kira M. Newman<p>Many beginner meditators, myself included, start out with a mindful breathing meditation: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wanders, you bring it back.<p>Armed with an app guiding me through this meditation, I practiced dutifully for several months--but eventually I fell off the …

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A 5 Minutes Walking Meditation Exercise: BEGINNER GUIDE

<b>What is Walking Meditation?</b><p>Today I would like to talk about <b>Walking Meditation</b>, explain what it is all about, go through the benefits and suggest a …

Meditation