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Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention During Pregnancy on Prenatal Stress and Mood

Stress and negative mood during pregnancy increase risk for poor childbirth outcomes and postnatal mood problems and may interfere with mother-infant attachment and child development. However, relatively little research has focused on the efficacy of psychosocial interventions to reduce stress and negative mood during pregnancy. In this study, we developed and pilot tested an eight-week mindfulness-based intervention directed toward reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and early postpartum.

Distant Healing Intention

This paper provides definitions and a discussion of evolving guidelines for conducting research on the effects of distant healing intention (DHI) on living systems in the laboratory. We consider the relevance of DHI laboratory research to applied healing, special theoretical challenges, and other considerations that distinguish DHI research from other domains of laboratory science.

The Frontier of Noetic Sciences (Volume 1)

This series of articles, written by members of the research team at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, represents a variety of perspectives and topic areas in the emerging field of noetic science. They were published over the last few years in the quarterly magazine Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness. This IONS members-only publication, discontinued in the Summer of 2009, featured news, opinions, and research from the multidisciplinary field of consciousness studies.

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