Depression, Anxiety, Stress . . . Could Mindfulness Group Therapy Help?

It can be really exciting to come across research offering insight into new techniques . . . . . . particularly when the method allows us to reach more people than we usually can. A team of researchers out of the Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Sweden, led by Jan Sundquist, MD, PhD, wanted to compare the outcome of mindfulness-based group therapy against that of individual-based cognitive therapy (CBT). They conducted an 8-week randomized controlled trial that included 215 patients (between the ages of 20-64) who exhibited symptoms of depression, anxiety, or stress. Participants were randomly assigned…

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Mindfulness Works – Here’s the Evidence

When it comes to introducing mindfulness, people often have a lot of preconceived notions, along with plenty of objections about why the practice won’t work for them. The range of protests can go from “I just don’t have enough focus” all the way to “This simply won’t work for me.” If you’ve ever had a client who just wouldn’t be convinced that they could benefit from mindfulness, it may help to share with them a few research-supported ways that just might sway their opinion. That’s why I wanted to share this video with you – it includes three powerful, evidence-based…

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