When science meets mindfulness

Researchers study how it seems to change the brain in depressed patients

Researcher Gaelle Desbordes is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to take before and after images of the brains of depressed patients who’ve learned to meditate. The work seeks to understand the internal brain processes affected by mindfulness meditation training in this population.


Mindfulness may change the brain


Letting Kids Grow Up…At Their Own Pace


Letting Kids Grow Up…At Their Own Pace

As much as parents might want to hurry their little ones to the next stage of development, most children follow the same general growth and development pattern that can’t be changed much.


Personalised learning lets children study at their own pace

A growing number of schools are turning to personalised learning to enable every child to progress at the best speed for them


Parent coffee morning- May 30 2018- Talk by Dr. Michele Bland.

Our children are watching: what is our marriage communicating?-Talk by Dr. Michele Bland.

Studies show that the quality of parents’ marriage has great influence on a child’s future physical and mental well-being. Parents model and teach their children important lessons of intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. So, what are we modelling?
Dr. Michele Bland has worked with couples to prepare them for marriage, as well as, couples struggling in relationships.


Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

Dr. Brown says empathy consists of four qualities: the ability to take the perspective of another person, staying away from judgment, recognizing emotion in others, and communicating it. She defines empathy as “feeling with people,” and notes that it’s a “vulnerable choice” because it requires a person to tap into something personal that identifies with the struggle of another.

Mental Health

Mental Health

Supporting Students With Chronic Trauma

De-escalation strategies can help prevent students’ emotional outbursts, and aid them and their peers in finding calm after one.