MEDITATION FOR OPTIMAL WELLBEING

Research

Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.

Deepak Chopra

The following is AnJenette's compilation of the latest research on Meditation and Mindfulness organized under topics. Although this collection is extensive, it is not inclusive of all available research on Meditation and Mindfulness.

AGE RELATED

The Potential Effects of Meditation on Age-Related Cognitive Decline: A Systematic Review

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training Reduces Loneliness and Pro-Inflammatory Gene Expression in Older Adults: A Small Randomized Controlled Trial

Meditation and Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Effects of Meditation on Grey Matter Atrophy and Neurodegeneration: A Systematic Review

Mindful Aging: The Effects of Regular Brief Mindfulness Practice on Electrophysiological Markers of Cognitive and Affective Processing in Older Adults

Pons to Posterior Cingulate Functional Projections Predict Affective Processing Changes in the Elderly Following Eight Weeks of Meditation Training

*A 2013 review of three studies suggests that meditation may slow, stall, or even reverse changes that take place in the brain due to normal aging.

Feeling How Old I Am: Subjective Age Is Associated With Estimated Brain Age

ANXIETY | STRESS | DEPRESSION | MEMORY

The Efficacy of Internet-Based Mindfulness Training and Cognitive-Behavioral Training With Telephone Support in the Enhancement of Mental Health Among College Students and Young Working Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial

Meditative Therapies for Reducing Anxiety: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Neural Correlates of Mindfulness Meditation-Related Anxiety Relief

Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Emotion Regulation in Social Anxiety Disorder

Mindfulness-Based Therapy: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Stress Management Intervention for Healthy Individuals: A Systematic Review

Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness Meditation. Effects on Psychological Symptomatology, Sense of Control, and Spiritual Experiences

A Pilot Study Comparing the Effects of Mindfulness-Based and Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Reduction

Effects of Meditation versus Music Listening on Perceived Stress, Mood, Sleep, and Quality of Life in Adults with Early Memory Loss: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

ATTENTION | EMOTION

Short-Term Meditation Training Improves Attention and Self-Regulation

Mind-Body Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit

How Mindfulness Enhances Emotion Regulation Through Improvements in Executive Control

Meditation Improves Self-Regulation Over the Life Span

Attention Regulation and Monitoring in Meditation

CHILDBIRTH

Mindfulness Approaches to Childbirth and Parenting

Benefits of Preparing for Childbirth with Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Active Comparison

CHILDREN | ADOLESCENTS | STUDENTS | PARENTS

The Power of Mindfulness: How a Meditation Practice Can Help Kids Become Less Anxious, More Focused

Can Meditation and Mindfulness Cure ADHD?

Mind-Body Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering

Mindfulness, Anxiety, and High-Stakes Mathematics Performance in the Laboratory and Classroom

The Effects of School-Based Maum Meditation Program on the Self-Esteem and School Adjustment in Primary School Students

Mindfulness Programming for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Parents of Young Children with Developmental Delays: Implications for Parental Mental Health and Child Behavior Problems

Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention for Parents of Children with Developmental Delays

The Effects of School-Based Maum Meditation Program on the Self-Esteem and School Adjustment in Primary School Students The Benefits of Yoga in Children

Mindfulness-Based Intervention in School Psychology

A School‐Based Mindfulness Intervention for Urban Youth: Exploring Moderators of Interventions Effects

Whole-School Approaches to Incorporating Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Supporting the Capacity for Optimal Functioning in School Settings

Enhancing Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development Through a Simple-to-Administer Mindfulness-Based School Program for Elementary School Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

DECISION MAKING | THINKING | CREATIVITY

Calm and Smart? A Selective Review of Meditation Effects on Decision Making

Prior Meditation Practice Modulates Performance and Strategy Use in Convergent- and Divergent-Thinking Problems

Improving Creativity Performance by Short-Term Meditation

DIABETES | HEART DISEASE

Comparison of a Mindful Eating Intervention to a Diabetes Self-Management Intervention Among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: a Randomized Controlled Trial

A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of the Acceptability and Effectiveness of a Brief Meditation and Mindfulness Intervention for People with Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease

Cardiovascular and Nervous System Changes During Meditation

Specific Transcriptome Changes Associated with Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients After Relaxation Response Training

EATING | WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Obesity-Related Eating Behaviors: A Literature Review

Whole-Person Integrative Eating: A Program for Treating Overeating, Overweight, and Obesity

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) for Binge Eating: A
Randomized Clinical Trial

Coping with Food Cravings. Investigating the Potential of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Mindful Eating, Sweets Consumption, and Fasting Glucose Levels in Obese Adults: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Weight Loss: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Mindfulness, Eating Behaviours, and Obesity: A Review and Reflection on Current Findings

A Conceptual Framework for the Expansion of Behavioral Interventions for Youth Obesity: A Family-Based Mindful Eating Approach

Mindfulness Approaches and Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Weight Regain

Pilot Study: Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL): Weight, Eating Behavior, and Psychological Outcomes Associated with a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for People with Obesity

Mindfulness for Adults Who are Overweight or Obese

The Effect of a Mindful Restaurant Eating Intervention on Weight Management in Women

Yoga and Eating Disorders: Is There a Place for Yoga in the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviours?

EXERCISE WITH MEDITATION

Affective Responses to Acute Bouts of Aerobic Exercise, Mindfulness Meditation, and Combinations of Exercise and Meditation: A Randomized Controlled Intervention

INSOMNIA | SLEEP

A Mindfulness-Based Approach to the Treatment of Insomnia

The Value of Mindfulness Meditation in the Treatment of Insomnia

How Mindfulness Changed My Sleep: Focus Groups with Chronic Insomnia Patients

The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Sleep Disturbance: A Systematic Review

Unrestricted Evening Use of Light‐Emitting Tablet Computers Delays Self‐Selected Bedtime and Disrupts Circadian Timing and Alertness

LONELINESS

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training Reduces Loneliness and Pro-inflammatory Gene Expression in Older Adults: A Small Randomized Controlled Trial

The Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Feelings of Loneliness and Ruminative Thinking

Effects of a Brief Meditation Program on Well-being and Loneliness

MEDITATION IN THE US

Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Meditation Use Among US Adults: A Nationally Representative Survey

Open Mind, Open Heart: An Anthropological Study of the Therapeutics of Meditation Practice in the US

Meditation: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health/PDF

MENOPAUSE

A Pilot Study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Hot Flashes

MIGRAINE HEADACHE

Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use

Meditation for Migraines: A pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Can Meditation Influence Quality of Life, Depression, and Disease Outcome in Multiple Sclerosis? Findings From a Large International Web-Based Study

NEUROSCIENCE

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective

Functional Neuroanatomy of Meditation: A Review and Meta-Analysis of 78 Functional Neuroimaging Investigations

Cognitive-Affective Neural Plasticity following Active-Controlled Mindfulness Intervention

Functional Brain Mapping of the Relaxation Response and Meditation

PAIN

As Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Tighten, Mindfulness Meditation Holds Promise for Pain Relief

Mindfulness Meditation-Based Pain Relief: A Mechanistic Account

Mindfulness-Meditation-Based Pain Relief Is Not Mediated by Endogenous Opioids

Does Meditation Reduce Pain through a Unique Neural Mechanism?

Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation

PTSD

Loving-Kindness Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study

Meditation Based Approaches in the Treatment of PTSD (PDF)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Therapeutic Role of Meditation Interventions

Breathing-Based Meditation Decreases Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in U.S. Military Veterans: A Randomized Controlled Longitudinal Study

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Are Mindfulness-Based interventions Effective for Substance Use Disorders? A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Systematic Review of Gender Differences in the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders

Brief Meditation Training Induces Smoking Reduction

WELLBEING | WELLNESS

Mindfulness Meditation and the Immune System: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-Being

Effect of Kindness-Based Meditation on Health and Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

How are Habits Formed: Modelling Habit Formation in the Real World

WORK

The Association between Meditation Practice and Job Performance: A Cross-Sectional Study

A Workplace Mindfulness Intervention May Be Associated With Improved Psychological Well-Being and Productivity. A Preliminary Field Study in a Company Setting

Abbreviated Mindfulness Intervention for Job Satisfaction, Quality of Life, and Compassion in Primary Care Clinicians: A Pilot Study

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation for Nurses and Nursing Students: An Integrated Literature Review