Mindfulness as Mechanism of Action for Stress and Well-Being Improvements

2007 ◽  
Shauna L. Shapiro ◽  
Doug Oman ◽  
Carl E. Thoresen ◽  
Thomas G. Plante ◽  
Tim Flinders
2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (3) ◽  
pp. 01-10
Emerson Barbosa da Silva ◽  
Carla Bianca de Freitas Bozo ◽  
Patrick Gabriel dos Santos Pessini

With the growing demand for body, contouring, non-invasive devices for reducing localized fat have become increasingly popular and have grown exponentially in the last decade. The Lipocavitation technique has been used recently for this purpose and has been evaluated as a method for the selective destruction of adipose tissue. This work has as main objective, to bring up the practice, the mechanism of action in the body and the effects of the use of lipocavitation in the treatment of localized adiposity. This is an exploratory study of bibliographic review, with consultation in the databases of the VHL (Virtual Health Library), PUBMED and MEDLINE and SciELO. The results showed that the lipocavitation technique used in aesthetics to reduce adipocytes allows the destruction of localized fat, facilitating its elimination and contributing to the reduction of localized measures. With the current technological advances, a variety of techniques can be used, or even combined, allowing innovation to professionals, bringing improvement and well-being to each individual.

2021 ◽  
Vol 7 (6) ◽  
pp. 57788-57800
Bruno Leotério dos Santos ◽  
Giovana Rocha Queiroz ◽  
Thalia Tibério dos Santos ◽  
Vinícius Rodrigues Andrade ◽  
Fábio Morato de Oliveira ◽  

Background The objectives of the present study are to report the impact of projects such as the Magic lab coat team, which employ arts, focusing on clowning, for the community and, under the perspective of training health professionals. Methods The actions were developed because of an extension action entitled Magic lab coat team having as a partner hospital, hostels, schools, and charities.  The protagonists of this action are medical students, who dress as clowns, bringing joy, humanity and various teachings to the patient and health professionals. Results The activities developed contributed to the teaching-learning process of medical students involved by providing a more humanized training and improvement of communication, expression, and empathy skills. Conclusion The presence of medical students characterized as clowns and focused not only on the clinical picture of patients, allow the well-being of patients, and reconnects them to the focus of all medical practice: the human relationship. The project offers contributions by softening the environment of various health scenarios and influencing the training of health students.

2019 ◽  
Vol 28 (2) ◽  
pp. 274-284 ◽  
Elizabeth Convery ◽  
Gitte Keidser ◽  
Louise Hickson ◽  
Carly Meyer

Purpose Hearing loss self-management refers to the knowledge and skills people use to manage the effects of hearing loss on all aspects of their daily lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-reported hearing loss self-management and hearing aid benefit and satisfaction. Method Thirty-seven adults with hearing loss, all of whom were current users of bilateral hearing aids, participated in this observational study. The participants completed self-report inventories probing their hearing loss self-management and hearing aid benefit and satisfaction. Correlation analysis was used to investigate the relationship between individual domains of hearing loss self-management and hearing aid benefit and satisfaction. Results Participants who reported better self-management of the effects of their hearing loss on their emotional well-being and social participation were more likely to report less aided listening difficulty in noisy and reverberant environments and greater satisfaction with the effect of their hearing aids on their self-image. Participants who reported better self-management in the areas of adhering to treatment, participating in shared decision making, accessing services and resources, attending appointments, and monitoring for changes in their hearing and functional status were more likely to report greater satisfaction with the sound quality and performance of their hearing aids. Conclusion Study findings highlight the potential for using information about a patient's hearing loss self-management in different domains as part of clinical decision making and management planning.

2017 ◽  
Vol 2 (10) ◽  
pp. 109-115 ◽  
Jennifer Oates ◽  
Georgia Dacakis

Because of the increasing number of transgender people requesting speech-language pathology services, because having gender-incongruent voice and communication has major negative impacts on an individual's social participation and well-being, and because voice and communication training is supported by an improving evidence-base, it is becoming more common for universities to include transgender-specific theoretical and clinical components in their speech-language pathology programs. This paper describes the theoretical and clinical education provided to speech-language pathology students at La Trobe University in Australia, with a particular focus on the voice and communication training program offered by the La Trobe Communication Clinic. Further research is required to determine the outcomes of the clinic's training program in terms of student confidence and competence as well as the effectiveness of training for transgender clients.

2010 ◽  
Vol 19 (3) ◽  
pp. 68-74 ◽  
Catherine S. Shaker

Current research on feeding outcomes after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) suggests a need to critically look at the early underpinnings of persistent feeding problems in extremely preterm infants. Concepts of dynamic systems theory and sensitive care-giving are used to describe the specialized needs of this fragile population related to the emergence of safe and successful feeding and swallowing. Focusing on the infant as a co-regulatory partner and embracing a framework of an infant-driven, versus volume-driven, feeding approach are highlighted as best supporting the preterm infant's developmental strivings and long-term well-being.

2012 ◽  
Vol 82 (3) ◽  
pp. 144-147 ◽  
Ibrahim Elmadfa ◽  
Alexa L. Meyer

A high-quality diet is one of the foundations of health and well-being. For a long time in human history, diet was chiefly a source of energy and macronutrients meant to still hunger and give the strength for work and activities that were in general much harder than nowadays. Only few persons could afford to emphasize enjoyment. In the assessment of quality, organoleptic properties were major criteria to detect spoilage and oxidative deterioration of food. Today, food hygiene is a quality aspect that is often taken for granted by consumers, despite its lack being at the origin of most food-borne diseases. The discovery of micronutrients entailed fundamental changes of the concept of diet quality. However, non-essential food components with additional health functions were still barely known or not considered important until recently. With the high burden of obesity and its associated diseases on the rise, affluent, industrialized countries have developed an increased interest in these substances, which has led to the development of functional foods to optimize special body functions, reduce disease risk, or even contribute to therapeutic approaches. Indeed, nowadays, high contents of energy, fat, and sugar are factors associated with a lower quality of food, and products with reduced amounts of these components are valued by many consumers. At the same time, enjoyment and convenience are important quality factors, presenting food manufacturers with the dilemma of reconciling low fat content and applicability with good taste and appealing appearance. Functional foods offer an approach to address this challenge. Deeper insights into nutrient-gene interactions may enable personalized nutrition adapted to the special needs of individuals. However, so far, a varied healthy diet remains the best basis for health and well-being.

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