Do you practice mindfulness? Here’s an interesting piece questioning the evidence that it is effective. Here’s how I think about it: mindfulness is an emotion-focused coping strategy (one that tries to help us escape or modify our emotions in the moment); evidence suggest these strategies can be helpful when we face a situation that cannot be changed. When we face a situation that CAN potentially be changed, then problem-focused coping strategies (ones that actively prepare to address, and address the problem) may be more effective.
Is Mindfulness Effective?
On the other hand, this interesting counter piece argues that mindfulness can and should be a prelude to action.
What do you think?
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