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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 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' 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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    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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    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'.
     
  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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