What Does Mindful Mean and Is It Good For Me?

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What does ‘mindful’ mean? The answer is simple. ‘Mindful’ may be a new buzz word, but all is actually means is focusing your attention, on purpose, on things that are happening in the present moment (rather than being on ‘automatic pilot’ and letting your mind ‘wander’). For example, giving a child your full attention, or…

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Can loving kindness meditation reduce chronic pain?

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  If I said ‘loving kindness meditation’ you may think of reduced anxiety, but would you think of reduced chronic back pain? A group of people were asked to do a loving kindness meditation over six weeks, practising every day, and the control group did not do meditation. Those who had done the meditation in…

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