Items Tagged ‘meditation’

Solutions for Overcoming Sleepless Nights

November 8, 2018

Solutions for Overcoming Sleepless Nights

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Everybody has an occasional sleepless night, but sleep disturbances among older adults are especially common, as part of the aging process. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of people age 55 or older suffer from a sleep problem, including not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep, compared with when they were younger. Poor sleep can […]

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Tags: meditation, mindful meditation, sleep, sleepless night, Tai Chi, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Ask the Doctors - How does a stressed-out mind trigger a heart attack?

August 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How does a stressed-out mind trigger a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing on the news that researchers have discovered that when stress causes a heart attack, it all begins in the brain. How does this work? And is it even possible to control the way our brain responds? Before we dive into the details of the intriguing revelations regarding stress and heart […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart attack, meditation, pilates, stress, stress reduction, Tai Chi


Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative

May 7, 2018

Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative

By uclahealth uclahealth

For more than 30 years, UCLA Health has been pairing traditional medical treatments with integrative medicine therapies that address a patient’s mind, body and spirit. Now, a new initiative is bringing the health system’s various integrative medicine offerings under one comprehensive umbrella: the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative. “We offer many wonderful integrative medicine programs […]

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Tags: acupuncture, alternative treatments, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, health insurance, integrative medicine, integrative medicine therapies, massage, meditation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, therapeutic services, traditional medical treatments, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine


Mindfulness has health benefits

January 12, 2018

Mindfulness has health benefits

By uclahealth uclahealth

How often in your week do you find yourself unaware of what you did just moments before? Do you sometimes forget stretches of driving only to find yourself at your destination without remembering the specifics of how you got there? The human mind excels at automating functions so we don’t have to think about them. […]

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Tags: ACE excercise, healthy lifestyle, meditation, mindful awareness, mindfulness, resilience, STOP exercise, stress, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


How mindful meditation can help your child

September 27, 2017

How mindful meditation can help your child

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mindful meditation is a time of quiet contemplation that offers children and adolescents an opportunity to decompress and reflect on their physical, mental and emotional experiences. By refocusing the brain on the present, mindful meditation can help children improve their attention, regulate their emotions and build resiliency. “Mindful meditation allows children to develop a greater […]

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Tags: attention-deficit disorder, FOCUS, health tips, meditation, mental wellbeing, mindful meditation, mindful meditation for children, reflection, regulating emotions, UCLA MARC, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #3

February 15, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #3

By uclahealth uclahealth

Manage stress! Try exercise, yoga or meditation. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: exercise, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, meditation, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health, yoga



Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep


7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

September 13, 2016

7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the fall season right: Hit pause. It’s […]

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Tags: fitness, meditation, mindful mediation, mindfulness, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, school, school-year, seasons, stress, summer, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Mindful awareness offers a dose of stress relief

August 9, 2016

Mindful awareness offers a dose of stress relief

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on the past and the future rather than on the present. And while technology may seem to make life easier, it also increases the demands on our time and attention. As a result, we are more stressed than ever before. While there is no simple fix for […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, meditation, mindful awareness, mindfulness, reducing stress, technology, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center