For veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a recent article in the “Journal of Clinical Psychology” offered good news. Engaging in mindfulness—based stress reduction (MBSR) reduced soldiers’ symptoms of PTSD in six months. Of the veterans studied, 47% showed clinically significant improvements in their symptoms. Mindfulness meditation, derived from Buddhist practices, is devoted to enhancing our ability to focus our attention. It was developed to cope with human suffering by nurturing calmness and achieving self-acceptance. There are four components to this self-acceptance: commitment, awareness, willingness to experience emotional distress and attention to the present moment. These practices reduce stress and increase well-being.
Read the full article here: Mindfulness And The Military: Does Self-Acceptance Help Veterans?