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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute
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About Heather Mason

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitat...

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

Yoga for Ulcerative Colitis

A total of 77 patients with ulcerative colitis in clinical remission but impaired quality of life were randomly assigned to yoga for 12 supervised weekly sessions of 90 minutes or written self-care advice.
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Apr 06, 2017

Access to Nature Reduces Depression and Obesity

A study team of 11 researchers at the Institute for European environmental policy spent a year reviewing more than 200 academic studies for the report, which is the most wide-ranging probe yet into the dynamics of health, nature and well being.
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Mar 25, 2017

Yoga for Metabolic Disease

In this new study, an integrated yoga and naturopathy module in the management of metabolic syndrome is explored in the form of a case report.
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Mar 23, 2017

Yin Yoga for Stress

We were delighted to come across this randomised controlled trial, which assessed the benefits of a yin yoga and mindfulness programme
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Mar 17, 2017

Yoga for MS

This pilot study was found to be feasible and safe for people with moderate disability due to MS. Wonderfully, these 8 weeks of yoga were found to have a positive effect on physical performance, mental function, and quality of life in people with moderate MS-related disability, and statistically significant improvement was noted in several variables.
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Mar 06, 2017

Qigong for Relaxation.

Results of this study suggest that mental, as well as physical Qigong training, increases alpha activity and therefore induces a relaxed state of mind.
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Mar 01, 2017

Biggest Myth of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Debunked

For decades, researchers have struggled to find an underlying cause, leading to an assumption by many doctors that it's 'not a real disease'. Now, Australian researchers have blown that myth wide open, showing for the first time that CFS is linked to a faulty cell receptor in immune cells.
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Feb 26, 2017