Harvard Medical School brain scans show 8 weeks of mindfulness meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain
responsible for improving our ability to focus; strengthening our memory; making us more resilient under stress; fostering our decision making; helping us be more empathetic listeners; and showing more compassion to our colleagues. Read more about this here
Studies have shown that Triple P Positive Parenting approach had 25-35% reductions in rates of child maltreatment, hospital visits for maltreatment injuries, and foster-care placements, two years after random assignment. [Triple P System – Near Top Tier, Coalition for Evidence Based Policy]
UCSF, UC Davis, and Stanford University researchers found that schoolteachers who were given a short meditation training became more calm and compassionate.
There is abundant research showing that yoga practice reduces stress and improves our sense of contentment and connection, as well as autonomic nervous system function, and general physical well-being.
Approximately seven in 10 Americans report that they experience physical (69 percent) or non-physical symptoms (67 percent) of stress. Symptoms include irritability or anger (37 percent), fatigue (37 percent), feeling overwhelmed (35 percent) and changes in sleeping habits (30 percent). Read more about this in an article by the American Psychological Association.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. [2010 CDC WISQARS]