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Less Stressed and More Compassionate

A new study has been published a few weeks ago on the effects of a 42-hour training in meditation on school teachers. The eighty-two participants were found to be less depressed, anxious or stressed, and more compassionate and aware of other’s emotions.

The study incorporated three forms of meditation—concentration practices focusing on a specific mental or sensory experience, mindfulness practices involving examination of one’s feelings and body, and directive practices intended to develop feelings of empathy toward others.
While earlier research has linked meditation to positive improvements in blood pressure, metabolism and pain, this particular study clearly shows the effects of meditation on emotional and social behaviour.
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