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Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation, (October 10, 2017) Van Dam, et al.

Discussion in 'Other psychosomatic news and research' started by fossil, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. fossil

    fossil Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I haven't read past the abstract, but it looks interesting.

    Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation

    Abstract (my bolding);



    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1745691617709589
     
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  2. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It appears to be a very comprehensive review, though it was much too much information for me to process in a single reading.
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Encouraging start.
     
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    Simbindi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It does look like an article worth reading fully, when able.

    In the meantime, it's available in an Easy Read version: The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

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  5. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I hope the full text really is a useful read. I have no problem with mindfulness as a personal tool to be more present in one's own experience.

    But

    I can also precis the current uses of mindfulness: 'There is money to be made here'.
     
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  6. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Me too. When I first learned about it back in the 1970's it was an interesting import from 'eastern religion' that was taken up by the hippie, alternative groups, like meditation, as life-enhancing practices, not as a 'therapy' to impose on sick people in lieu of decent health care.
     

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