Promoting Positive Psychological Health

Optimism

MORE teaches people to better notice, appreciate and amplify the good things in life,
while also deriving meaning and value from difficult situations.”

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)

can increase the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards.

MORE teaches mental training techniques to help people to find meaning in the face of adversity while simultaneously alleviating physical / emotional pain by cultivating positive feelings (experiences).

Participants in MORE reported feeling enhanced joy and more meaning in life.

They also reported experiencing greater positive psychological health (positive emotions).

Cultivating Joy Through Mindfulness

By changing brain function

And promoting positive psychological health

MORE may increase happiness

And … an enhanced sense of meaningfulness in the face of adversity.

As such, enhancing joy and meaning in life through mindfulness may be an antidote to “despair”.

Source: Garland et al. Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement remediates hedonic dysregulation in opioid users. Science Advances, 2019; 5 (10): eaax1569.

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