Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mindfulness meditation helpful teenagers with cancer

According to a research conducted by the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital found that the mindfulness-based meditation can be really helpful and control some symptoms related with the cancer in teens. This particular type of meditation helps the practitioners to stay in the present moment and also helps them to build a strong connection within their mind and body. Meditating helps the people to enhance positive thinking rather than get affected the negative issue. The co-researcher of the study, Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise of the university's Department of Psychology explains, “We analyzed differences in mood, sleep and quality of life scores for each participant and then between each group to evaluate if mindfulness sessions had a greater impact than the simple passage of time. We found that teenagers that participated in the mindfulness group had lower scores in depression after our 8 sessions. Girls from the mindfulness group reported sleeping better.”

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