The Research

At MYND MVMT we are continually looking to deepen our understanding of the mind and body system. Luckily for us we now have the technology to do just that. In deepening our understanding of psychophysiology we’ve exponentially grown our ability to facilitate the change, growth, health, and happiness process of others, and for ourselves. We offer below articles that we find important to share with all who share our interest.

WHAT IS PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY?

Everything we do at MYND MVMT is founded in psychophysiology, the study of the interrelationship between the mind and body. Here we see the mind and body as one system, two sides (or expressions) of the same coin. By understanding the interplay between what we commonly refer to as the mind, as in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and the mechanisms of the brain and body, we can expedite the process of change.

MYND MVMT specializes in the mechanics of perception, learning & memory, the biology of emotion(s), human development, psychogenics, the biopsychology of change, and evolutionary psycho-biology, how our drives for survival and procreation impact our emotions, thoughts, and our behaviors.

THE EFFECTS OF YOGA & BREATH WORK ON MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

New study finds that a 12-week yoga intervention (YI) was associated with increased gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels and decreased depressive symptoms in participants with major depressive disorder (MDD).

USING MEDITATION TO PREVENT BRAIN AGING

Although there are several factors that determine whether or not someone becomes addicted to drugs and or alcohol,”a perfect storm” of biology, history, and circumstance, what most do not realize is its not how much someone uses the determines their level of dependency on a substance, but why they are doing it in the first place. Children who struggle with mood swings, and anxiety become more at risk for addiction later because of what they lack…because of what drugs and alcohol do for them. There are children who lack what we call resilience. Read about the value of building this in your children now, as to avoid all the challenges that may come later. 

REPLACE DETENTION WITH MEDITATION

Read about what happened when this Baltimore school replaced detention with meditation. The results will astound you!

MYND MVMT STAPLES: CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

Harvard neuroscientists share the profound effects of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga on  not only stress reduction but a whole lot more. Learn how these MYND MVMT staples impact and change your brain

MINDFULNESS BASED YOGA BENEFITS FOR KIDS: STUDY

Practicing mindfulness-based yoga can help young people, who are dealing with stressful situations like exposure to violence and family disruption, avoid turning to negative, risky behaviours, scientists say. 

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS REALLY DO REDUCE ANXIETY

The TRUTH about whether or not Meditation & Mindfulness really do Reduce Anxiety.

With the flooding of “studies” on meditation and mindfulness its hard to know how much of the evidence

HOW MINDFULNESS REALLY WORKS

With the human brain steadily atrophying as we mature future into adulthood any technique to slow or prevent the effects of aging on the brain is worth pursuing. Find out what these scientists discovered about meditation just in studying the brains of lifelong meditators.The results might truly surprise you. 

USING MEDITATION TO PREVENT BRAIN AGING

Practicing mindfulness-based yoga can help young people, who are dealing with stressful situations like exposure to violence and family disruption, avoid turning to negative, risky behaviours, scientists say. 

THE DANGERS OF ARBITRARY CATEGORICAL SYSTEM

Published in a recent edition of Psychiatry Research, a study out of the University of Liverpool concluded that DSM diagnoses are “scientifically meaningless”. The DSM-V (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders) is the standard by which our mental health system defines and treats mental health. This research article reminds us of the differences between mental health, and medical diagnoses in both how mental health diagnosis are determined and defined.

VALUE IN SEEING IT A DIFFERENT WAY

In 1960, Thomas Szasz published The Myth of Mental Illness, arguing that mental illness was a harmful myth without a demonstrated biological basis. An argument that continues to have merit today. Szasz also warned of the dangers of labeling in taking away one’s personal responsibility. With those clients that do not respond to the current treatment standards, is there value in revisiting this conversation again now?

MINDFULNESS PROGRAM PREVENTS DROP OUT FROM ADDICTION TREATMENT

New study supports what those of us practitioners have know anecdotally for some time; that using MCBT is a treatment environment improves outcomes… period!  This research study happened to focus on drop rate reductions but there’s simply no question that adding mindfulness to the current standards of addiction treatment is a wise choice to say the least. 

NEW RESEARCH FINDS MOVEMENT & ACTIVITY DECREASES SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION IN YOUNG PEOPLE

A new study published in the February 11th version of The Lancet Psychiatry found that what MYND MVMT has seen first hand in our own clients, that movement and activity reduce symptoms of depression in adolescents ages 12-18.

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