This programme was on BBC World Service radio this morning. It explores the benefits of mindfulness and how it can and is used in modern life to treat issues of anxiety, depression and stress.
“Mindfulness therapies – based on ancient practices of meditation – are increasingly being taken up as the means of dealing with the pressures of modern living. Supporters believe they provide an evidence-based therapy for dealing with some of the most intractable conditions of mental illness, but some critics say they are a commodification of ancient practices. Mike Greenwood investigates.”