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The benefits of practising mindfulness outweigh the dangers
17 July 2014

Concerning mindfulness (The Tablet, 5 July), some techniques from this ancient practice are now available through the NHS to help those with mental health problems, stress and the many physical conditions caused or worsened by stress. This is an effective cost-free and medication-free “treatment” that can be integrated into daily life.

It is perhaps worth risking the danger “that we become merely privately mindful, aware only of ourselves as observers.” Indeed who can predict what good unintended consequences of true compassion and reaching out to others may result from a therapeutic use of mindfulness.

Gina Hazell, London SE15



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