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Anxiety & Mindfulness | 101 Anxiety Tips (#1)

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

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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  8. Mineo, Liz. “With mindfulness, life’s in the moment.” The Harvard Gazette. April 17, 2018.

  9. Schultz, Joshua. “5 Differences Between Mindfulness and Meditation.” January 9, 2020.

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  11. Willams, J. Mark G. and Willem Kuyken. “Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: a promising new approach to preventing depressive relapse.” The British Journal of Psychiatry. 200(5) May 2012. p359-360. .


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