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Results of a Pilot Study
Stress and negative mood during pregnancy increase risk for poor childbirth outcomes and postnatal mood problems and may interfere with mother-infant attachment and child development. However, relatively little research has focused on the efficacy of psychosocial interventions to reduce stress and negative mood during pregnancy. In this study, we developed and pilot tested an eight-week mindfulness-based intervention directed toward reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and early postpartum.
- Publications Scholarly Papers
- February 1, 2008
- 8 pages
Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year
From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge ...
- Publications Books
- May 1, 2009
- 200 pages
IONS Research Director Cassandra Vieten leads a panel on the Neuroscience of Well-being with Rick Hanson and Michael Spezio for the Next Evolution of Health Summit.
- Audio Lectures
This guided meditation was created by Cassandra Vieten as part of the Mindful Motherhood Project. It is one element of a three-part set of guided meditations intended especially for mothers and mothers soon to be, and readers of the book, Mindful Motherhood.
- Audio Experientials
Dr. Mitchell Krucoff and host Marilyn Schlitz engage a thought-provoking discussion of noetic health care. After Dr. Krucoff's visit to a hospital in India, he was inspired to research the intangible. Why were the pediatric cardiology patients in India smiling? When children with severe heart problems didn't cry, he and his team wanted to know why.
- Audio Teleseminars
Developing a Noetic Approach to Conscious Parenting in Pregnant Latina Teens
- Principal Investigator
- Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
- Cassandra Vieten, PhD, Nola Lewis
- Key Collaborators
- Nina Wise, Rocio Hernandez
This study aimed to examine the effects of a specially developed noetic intervention designed to encourage maternal infant bonding and communication in Latina pregnant teenagers in Marin County.
Susan Taylor, Ph.D., Director of Educational Programs and Founder of the Center for Meditation Science, Inc. and is an accomplished expert in the fields of nutritional biochemistry and meditation. Her work brings forth an entirely new understanding of our health and individual healing processes. A true pioneer in the field of mind body medicine with over 25 years of experience and research, she founded the Center for Meditation Science in 1996 to advance our traditional knowledge of meditation. Her work across the nation is devoted to transforming our understanding of health and healing.
Dr. Taylor is the author and producer of the Healing Power of Meditation and The Vital Energy audio programs, and the forthcoming book, Secrets to a Well-Nourished Brain. Taylor is the creator and teacher of the Meditation Specialist Certification Training for health care professionals an ANCC-accredited Nursing Skills Competency Program.
She holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve Medical School and a MS in Human Nutrition with Columbia Medical School. Her focus on health care extends further to include certifications in Yoga and Meditation training. With significant contributions in the fields of health and healing, Susan’s published work, audio programs, national training seminars, lectures, and workshops include: The Secrets to a Well Nourished Brain, The Healing Power of Meditation Series: Guided Meditations to Heal, Nourish, and Transform Your Life, Meditations for Weight loss, Meditations for Restful Sleep, Meditations for Pregnancy, Meditations for Menopause, The Vital Energy Program:: Mastering Subtle Energies for Optimal Health, The Meditation Specialist™ Certification Training, Center Axis Meditation: Tapping Your Core Energy to Achieve Balance, Personal Nutrition Provider, and Sexual Radiance: A 21-Day Program for Vitality and Sensuality.
Her research appears in the scientific journals Analytical Biochemistry and The American Journal of Physiology. A member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences and the American Society of Nutritional Clinical Nutrition, Susan has been profiled in many national publications including: Nursing Spectrum, Healthy Living, Fit Magazine, New Age Journal, Mademoiselle, Country Living, and Cosmopolitan.
This is the third edition of Breaking News, giving you the latest updates on what's happening in Research at IONS. Recently, Cassi gave two presentations at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, which was hosted by the Mind and Life Institute and cosponsored by several other organizations including IONS.
- Breaking News from IONS Research
Dr. Vieten is President / CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and presenter.
Alex Grey is a visionary artist who's oeuvre spans a variety of forms including performance art, installation art, sculpture, and most significantly, painting. His unique artwork takes the viewer on a journey toward their own divine nature by examining, in detail, the body, mind, and spirit.
Alex spent five years at Harvard Medical School working in the Anatomy department. He also worked at Harvard's department of Mind/Body Medicine with Dr. Herbert Benson and Dr. Joan Borysenko conducting scientific experiments to investigate subtle healing energies. Alex's anatomical training prepared him for painting the Sacred Mirrors and for doing medical illustration.
Grey was an instructor in Artistic Anatomy and Figure Sculpture for ten years at New York University, and now teaches courses in Visionary Art with Allyson at The Open Center in New York City, Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.
In 1972 Grey began a series of art actions which bear resemblance to rites of passage, in that they present stages of a developing psyche. The approximately fifty performance rites, conducted over the last twenty five years move through transformations from an egocentric to more sociocentric and increasingly worldcentric and theocentric identity.
Grey's unique series of 21 life-sized paintings, the Sacred Mirrors, present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution. Begun in 1979, the series took a period of ten years to complete. It was during this period that he developed his depictions of the human body that "x-ray" the multiple layers of reality, and reveal the interplay of anatomical and spiritual forces. After painting the Sacred Mirrors, he applied this multidimensional perspective to such archetypal human experiences as praying, meditation, dying, kissing, copulating, pregnancy, birth and nursing.
Alex Grey's written work and audio recordings include Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey ; The Mission of Art ; Transfigurations ; Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics; The Visionary Artist and Art Psalms.
Evidence of remarkable synchronicities and communications between twins continues to confound conventional research into human consciousness.
The consequences of our 500-year-old model of consumption, profit, and externalized costs in the form of environmental degradation and natural system collapse are mounting. The old story we keep telling ourselves...is evaporating, leaving in its place the frantic question “What comes next?”
The whole experience of enlightenment can be accelerated now because not only do we have the techniques for doing so, which come to us from ancient wisdom traditions, but we have the technology to facilitate and accelerate the learning of these techniques. Every problem that we face, whether it’s war, terrorism, social injustice, economic disparities, or global warming, would be creatively addressed by our collective consciousness moving to a new level.
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