Updated: Mar 21
What is mindfulness? Does it help with anxiety? Can it help relieve stress? Is mindfulness a religious practice or is it secular? Is it used in therapy? What is MBCT — is it part of mindfulness? Is mindfulness difficult to learn? And, if I am interested in trying it out, how do I get started? Curious about any of these questions? Well, then you might want to watch this video.
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00:00 Introduction 01:14 What is Mindfulness 02:55 Mindfulness and Meditation 04:30 Mindfulness and Religion 06:45 Mindfulness Myths 08:00 Mindfulness and Anxiety 08:50 Evidence of Effectiveness 09:30 MBCT 10:24 How to Get Started 11:36 Closing Thoughts
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