Why I . . . teach mindfulnessBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4013 (Published 25 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4013
- Helen Jones
- London, UK
Lucy Harrison was first prompted to research mindfulness when she experienced recurring depression. “There is an evolving and impressive neuroscientific background on its effectiveness, so in 2015 I signed up for a local eight week course,” she says.
The results were striking. “It was beyond what I had been expecting,” she says. “I became less prone to rumination and had less fear of relapsing into depression. I was kinder and more compassionate towards myself and I opened up to the more joyful aspects of life, which I had neglected.” …