Scientific evidence supports mindfulness practices
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A new report by Dr. William Marchand of the George E. Wahlen veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, reveals “mindfulness practices” including Zen meditation have shown benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems.
Mindfulness is described as "the practice of learning to focus attention on moment-by-moment experience with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and acceptance." Dr. Marchand reviewed published studies that examined the health benefits of these practices.Most of us who are aware of meditation at all have heard of this research before. But the more we reinforce what we already know, the more likely we are to be consistent in our practice.