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Update: To improve sleep, combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques

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Had a good night’s sleep?

We hope you did, so you can fully enjoy all the fascinating articles and brain teasers in the new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter…including excellent advice on how to combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques, and a book giveaway.

Happy reading!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

Books and other educational resources:

Finally, some fun Brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of June!

The SharpBrains Team

For a good night’s rest, combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques

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Most SharpBrains readers understand the benefits of stress regulation, and also the benefits of sleep. Recommendations for sleep hygiene are well publicized. They include avoiding alcohol and stimulants like caffeine; sticking to regular bed and wake times (even if you don’t get enough sleep); exposing Read the rest of this entry »

Mindfulness or Mind Control at Work?

Richard Davidson at the Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work conference on November 13-14, 2015, in Berkeley, California. Photo: Auey Santos

–Richard Davidson at the Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work conference on November 13-14, 2015, in Berkeley, California. Photo: Auey Santos


 

There’s a backlash brewing against mindfulness at work.

“Corporations have jumped on the mindfulness bandwagon because it conveniently shifts the burden onto the individual employee,” write Ron Purser and David Loy in the Huffington Post. “Stress is framed as a personal problem, and mindfulness is offered as just the right medicine to help employees work more efficiently and calmly within toxic environments.” Read the rest of this entry »

Four “Inside Out” insights to discuss and improve our kids’ emotional lives (and our own)

Inside-Out.

Since its release in June, Inside Out has been applauded by critics, adored by audiences, and has become the likely front-runner for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

But perhaps its greatest achievement has been this: It has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Mindful Brain Training and “The End of the Prozac Generation”

brainstormingTime for Sharp­Brains’ March 2014 e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking articles about how to enhance our brains and minds…and hopefully transform brain care and mental health along the way.

New thinking:

New tools: 

New research: 

Have a great month of April!

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