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What’s so great about mindfulness?

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

It has been integrated into many different treatments since the mid 90s for chronic pain, depression and, perhaps most famously, borderline personality disorder via DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).

What’s so great about mindfulness?
Kyle MacDonald
5:00 PM Thursday Mar 3, 20167 comments

I’ve been told I should meditate for my anxiety, but it’s too hard. Any tips?Anxious, Napier

Mindfulness is very trendy at the moment, and it’s not often you can say that about a psychological treatment. But it isn’t all incense, throw cushions and sitting cross-legged with your eyes shut.

So what is mindfulness and why is it so popular?

Mindfulness comes from Buddhist traditions and is a series of meditation techniques that help with mental focus, concentration and emotions by way of improving our ability to more actively control our attention.

It has been integrated into many different treatments since the mid 90s for chronic pain, depression and, perhaps most famously, borderline personality disorder via DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).

With practice we can all improve our ability to not let our mind “run away” with emotions, painful thoughts or difficult memories.

It’s particularly effective for anxiety and protecting against relapse in depression.

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