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Mindfulness: Old Wisdom for Modern Times

Can therapies based on these ancient techniques help modern afflictions?

Mindfulness therapies – based on ancient practices of meditation – are increasingly being taken up as the means of dealing with the pressures of modern living. Supporters believe they provide an evidence-based therapy for dealing with some of the most intractable conditions of mental illness, but some critics say they are a commodification of ancient practices. Mike Greenwood investigates.

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Sun 29 Mar 2015 18:32GMT

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