Seeking authentic mindfulness in this era of ‘wellness’
Given the boom in meditation and mindfulness practices it is time for evidence-based principles to help guide people, says University of Melbourne expert
Being open to emotion in art
Art can provoke, plague, and preoccupy. But what can our interactions with Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside teach us about emotions in our lives?
Mindfulness is everywhere, but what actually is it?
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Nicholas Van Dam explains that despite it being mentioned everywhere, mindfulness isn't what many of us think it is.
How technology is boosting our young people’s wellbeing
One in five young people experience anxiety and depression linked to their school life; University of Melbourne research is using technology to boost wellbeing.
We wish you a stress-free Christmas
Christmas time can be a source of stress and even ill-health, but a University of Melbourne expert recommends simple steps to a more relaxing festive period.
What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem
Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness
Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.
Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’
Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.
Teaching wellbeing at school
A new education program that integrates wellbeing learning into the classroom regardless of the subject could be the key to improving student progress.