Becky Bauer

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Mindfulness, The Brain and Horses

I originally wrote this for TheSageHorse.com Blog following an equine-assisted learning workshop I hosted with a mindfulness trainer, Dave Smith, of …

Q&A: Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks About Bringing Mindfulness Meditation to Medicine

Jon Kabat-Zinn, an MIT-trained molecular biologist, began meditating in 1966, when the practice was primarily the province of hippies and gurus, not …

Gabby Giffords: Finding Words Through Song

In the 10 months since a bullet to the brain left her in critical condition, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has relearned how to talk -- a feat partly …

Of Women and Horses — Where is the Data?

Much has been written about the connection between women and horses, and for some time, it has certainly mystified us. While people can be attracted …

Animals And Autism: Pets Help With ASD

Science shows that interacting with animals may have big health benefits. Pets can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, increase the amount of exercise people get and decrease stress. Now, a new study finds that animals also may significantly increase positive social behaviors in children who …

Mindfulness and meditation training could ease PTSD symptoms, researchers say

Over the past nine years, more than 2 million American soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. As many as several hundred thousand may now suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, experts say. They struggle with anxiety, anger, depression, flashbacks and nightmares. The ailment can take …

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness: "Trends" That Could Change Everything

I have a not-so-modest proposal: Mindfulness can change the world.<p>Okay, I'll pause here, because I know what you're thinking. Yes, I'm from California. Yes, actually, I have spent a little time in the "People's Republic of Berkeley." Okay, a lot of time. And yes, you guessed it, I do teach …

4 Ways to Use Music as Medicine

Human beings are governed by rhythms. From our pulsing heartbeat, to the cadence of our speech patterns, to when we fall asleep and wake up—countless …

Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain

To make up for this, the right hemisphere sometimes overcompensates, which can lead to special abilities in music, art, and visual memory. Savantism …

10 Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Advancements In Brain Science

Most people don’t think about neuroscience on a daily basis. Neuroscientists’ work is usually obscure, tedious research that incrementally improves …