Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Guardian - Mindfulness: a beginner's guide

The Guardian online published a blog article on 7th January 2013 in the Life & style>Meditation section titled: Mindfulness: a beginner's guide.

Here are some key quotes:
"A report published this week analysing data from 47 clinical trials involving 3,000 participants suggests that mindfulness, a meditation technique aimed at focusing the mind on the present moment, produces measurable improvements of up to 20% in symptoms of anxiety and depression compared to people who practise another activity, and can also help alleviate feelings of stress and enhance quality of life.
In recent years, organisations as varied as the US Army, Google, Transport for London, PWC and the Home Office have started offering mindfulness training for employees; increasing numbers of schools are incorporating it into the curriculum for 13- and 14-year-olds.
There are, needless to say, a myriad courses available to help, including online and even apps. And most of those who who do it, swear by it."

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