Researchers from U.C. Berkeley put students through two 8-week, 90-minute courses in mindfulness-based stress reduction and Easwaran's Eight-Point Program (a meditation-based program), and found that both programs significantly reduced students' stress and increased their tendencies toward forgiveness. And these benefits were still going strong 8 weeks later!
Even if you can't take a full course, adding some meditation sessions to your schedule can help you feel less stressed and apparently can also help you let go of anger that you may be holding on to!
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Oman D, Shapiro SL, Thoresen CE, Plante TG, Flinders T. Meditation lowers stress and supports forgiveness among college students: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American College Health, March-April 2008.
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