How To Test-Take Like The Dalai Lama — Mindfulness Meditation

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How To Test-Take Like The Dalai Lama — Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation Improved Test Scores On Graduate Exams & Can Improve Your Relationship

Plan to take a test any time soon? Are you facing a task that needs you to be at your very best, alert, attentive and able to concentrate? Now there’s a healthy, holistic drug free way to do just that. It’s called mindfulness meditation. Surprised?

UC California at Santa Barbara ran a double blind study where they had students meditate for 45 minutes 4 times a week. They were taught basic mindfulness meditation techniques by professional meditation teachers. They were given exercises on working with sensations, emotions and thoughts. The control group was given nutritional education.

When the two groups took the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) the group who was taught meditation saw their average scores go from 460 to 520, a significant improvement. The nutrition trained group saw no change in their scores.

The researchers pointed out in their conclusion that you can purchase a $1299 GRE prep course and cram all night with Adderal or you can learn to meditate. Both improved the scores about the same amount and meditation is free.

Mindfulness meditation is one of the most effective non-medication ways to work with many mental health and relationship complaints. But you don’t need to have a mental health complaint or be threatening to end a relationship to benefit from mindfulness meditation. When we are mindful, present and aware in our daily life we automatically experience more joy and happiness. Minor things your partner does that bugs you will bug you less. You can feel more connected to yourself and your love interest.

In my work with all my coaching and counseling clients I teach basic mindfulness meditation as part of our work together. I’m here to help. Call me, email me, or simply schedule your own appointment online now. My passion is to helping people to embrace their true nature and to create a loving, successful and wonderful life for themselves and their loved ones. Change is possible. Transform your life into the life you’ve always dreamed of! Don’t wait another day!

Do you have any experience dealing with mindfulness meditation? If so, share your experience in the comments below. I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner.

Larry Cappel is a trained relationship coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He can be reached through his website if you'd like to talk about any aspect of your relationship.

 

This article was reported on by the The Atlantic. It was first published in the journal Psychological Science.
 

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Your Denver Counseling Larry Cappel, M.A. LMFT

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I'm an educator. The subject I teach how is:

Living in the world on the world's terms with balance, calm, patience and serenity.

Are these qualities that you value in your life? If so and you've run into a wall that you can't figure out how to get around then I'm here to help. Call me, email me, or simply schedule your own appointment online now. My passion is to helping people to embrace their true nature and to create a loving, successful and wonderful life for themselves and their loved ones. Change is possible. Transform your life into the life you’ve always dreamed of! Don’t wait another day!

 

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