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Mindfulness Training on Neural Responses to Stress in Older Adults

Lisa J. Burklund presents how interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapies and mindfulness meditation training may enhance emotion processing.

Contrary to the common misconception that mindfulness is about decreasing negative emotional responses, Lisa J. Burklund argues that mindfulness training allows one to become more aware of negative emotional responses without letting them affect how one feels. Mindfulness, an open or receptive attention to, and awareness of, ongoing events and experience, is used to study stress management and emotional regulation.

Lisa J. Burklund, M.A., is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Psychology at UCLA.

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