The Compassion And Attention Longitudinal Meditation Study (CALM)


The Compassion And Attention Longitudinal Meditation Study (CALM)


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A study is under way at Emory University testing the value of meditation in helping people cope with stress. The Compassion and Attention Longitudinal Meditation Study (CALM) will help scientists determine how people's bodies, minds and hearts respond to stress and which specific meditation practices are better at turning down those responses. Related "Meditation Study to Reveal Power of the Mind in Response to Stress" http://shared.web.emory.edu/whsc/news/releases/2010/10/meditation-study-to-reveal-power-of-the-mind-in-response-to-stress.html Related Videos: Compassion Meditation: A New Take on an Ancient Buddist Practice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjfUPSd6Ws Mindfulness: What Is It? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2H_RQ4xygs Additional Information "While much attention has been paid to meditation practices that emphasize calming the mind, improving focused attention or developing mindfulness, less is known about meditation practices designed to specifically foster compassion, and what specific problems can be alleviated through this practice," says Charles Raison, associate professor in Emory's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and principle investigator of the study. Raison and principle contemplative investigator, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, senior lecturer in the Emory Department of Religion, collaborated on an earlier study at Emory showing that college students who regularly practiced compassion meditation had a significant reduction in stress and physical responses to stress. Related Links "Meditation Study to Reveal Power of the Mind in Response to Stress" http://shared.web.emory.edu/whsc/news/releases/2010/10/meditation-study-to-reveal-power-of-the-mind-in-response-to-stress.html "Study will see if calm mind can mean healthy body" http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/stories/2010/10/11/visit_meditation_study.html


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