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Sixty seconds on . . . mindfulness

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6960 (Published 05 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:h6960
  1. Nigel Hawkes, freelance journalist
  1. 1London

I’m feeling a bit distrait. Is there a pill for it?

Try mindfulness. It’s the antidote to stress, distilled from the wisdom of ancient Buddhism and brought bang up to date to ease the travails of the modern world.

It sounds a bit flaky to me

It’s easy to scoff. But plenty of people find it helpful, and it’s inching towards making the transition from pop psychology to clinical acceptance. It may be a …

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