Is Mindfulness A Panacea Or Overhyped And Potentially Problematic?


Mindfulness is everywhere these days, but is it really as beneficial as it’s often made out to be? In the latest episode of our PsychCrunch podcast, presenter Ginny Smith hears from clinical psychologist Dr Catherine Wikholm (co-author of The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You?); she visits the Cambridge Buddha Centre to meet people who have taken up mindfulness meditation; and she discusses some of the latest mindfulness research trials with Professor Barney Dunn, a clinical psychologist at Exeter University. Some of the evidence is indeed promising, and mindfulness meditation could offer a cost-effective way to help many people with mental health problems. However, Ginny also discovers that many trials are ongoing, mindfulness is not risk free, and it may not suit everyone. Listen now or download for later →

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