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The problem with modern 'mindfulness' therapy

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Back in January of 2014, TIME magazine lauded what they called 'The Mindful Revolution'.The reaction was predictable: plenty of praise, much scorn for the fact that the model on the cover was a thin, young white woman, and some criticism for presenting as new and revolutionary something that psychologists have already known for decades and Buddhists for millennia.More recently, articles have been ...

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With apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley

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I met a traveller from an antique landWho said: 'One vast, decrepit wall of stoneStands in the desert. Near them, on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And fleshy lip, and sneer of harsh command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:And on the pedestal these words app...

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