While integrating Eastern mindfulness practices into Western psychiatry seems like a great idea, it’s hard not to notice how trendy the topic has become. Mindfulness may not be the next panacea, but it is much more than just the next fad. The core principles of Buddhist psychology were developed almost 2,500 years ago (predating Freud by about 1,400 years). While mindfulness will not solve all of our problems, it’s a powerful tool with great potential to help us all transform our relationship with our problems when it is not possible, or desirable, to eliminate them. Mindfulness can help us bridge the gap between treating disease and promoting wellness, happiness, and resilience.
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