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Is mindfulness safe to use in therapy?

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Is mindfulness safe to use in therapy?

It’s fair to say that therapists of many stripes have integrated mindfulness meditation, either through the use of well-developed protocols, such as MBCT, or the integration of specific practices, such as the 3-Minute Breathing Space, into their clinical practices. But do we know, as is the case for pharmaceutical treatments, whether there are problematic side effects associated with its use?

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What is it about MBCT that makes it effective?

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What is it about MBCT that makes it effective?

What are the elements that account for the positive effects that MBCT has on your clients’ lives? The truth is that we don’t know the answer to this question, and, in fact, the evidence that is accumulating suggests that the question itself belies some of the complexity.

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