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How Effective is Mindfulness?

In this episode of PsychCrunch, the podcast of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, host Ginny Smith talks with two psychologists about the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation.

Here is a summary of the episode:

Mindfulness is everywhere these days, but is it really as beneficial as it’s often made out to be? Our presenter Ginny Smith hears from clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Wikholm (co-author of The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You?); she visits the Cambridge Buddha Centre to meet people who have taken up mindfulness meditation; and she discusses some of the latest mindfulness research trials with Professor Barney Dunn, a clinical psychologist at Exeter University. Some of the evidence is indeed promising, and mindfulness meditation could offer a cost-effective way to help many people with mental health problems. However, Ginny also discovers that many trials are ongoing, mindfulness is not risk-free, and it may not suit everyone.

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