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Mindfulness or mindlessness?

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Mindfulness may be chic, but a recent article has reported that claimed benefits are sometimes overstated, while studies reporting negative results are neglected. One researcher found that 7% of those attending meditation retreats experienced serious adverse effects, such as panic and depression.

The practice of mindfulness has been criticised by Christian theologians. In this short article, Dr Peter Jones of truthXchange explains that mindfulness finds its roots in Buddhism.

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Mindfulness (truthXchange)