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VIDEO: Meditation under the spotlight Part 5 – Is there scientific proof that meditation really can help everyone?

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The ideas and therapies of Prof. Williams (University of Oxford) fascinate BBC reporter Kathy more and more as there seems to be proof of the positive effects of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). She is especially fascinated by the focus to bring ‘mindfulness’  into our daily lives.

In the words of Kathy:

“The thought that meditation might help us to have a better control of our emotions has to be worth exploring.”

The idea which Prof. Williams holds, that meditation can help us to be more content, brings Kathy back to the beginning of her journey  in Nepal.  The monk that she met there told her:

“The real benefit of meditation is to become a better human being and it  brings with it emotional balance, happiness and compassion and a decrease of anxiety “.

However this still sounds a little bit  ‘new age’ for Kathy and she continues her search for scientific proof. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison/USA she looks into a study which deals with changes in brain activity through meditation. Watch for  yourself…

In the 6th and final part of our series Kathy summarises  her experiences and the results of scientific research.

Thanks to runi toconillo for this. Watch more great videos on his You Tube Channel.

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One thought on “VIDEO: Meditation under the spotlight Part 5 – Is there scientific proof that meditation really can help everyone?

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