Mindfulness practice, inherited from the Buddhist tradition, is being employed in western psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, including: obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and the prevention of relapse in areas such as, depression and drug addiction. Scientific research into mindfulness generally falls under the umbrella title of positive psychology.
Research has been ongoing over the last twenty or thirty years, with a surge of interest over the last decade in particular. It is believed that this practice of raising ‘awareness’ and being ‘present’ in the moment, offers a richer experience for us all, enabling greater self-mastery where it is lacking and the opportunity to live a more contented and fulfilled life. Judge its merits for yourself….