Mindfulness practices have become internationally popular in the past decade, but their roots reach 2,500 years into the past.
While these practices have assumed different forms over the millennia, their purpose has remained constant: to end suffering.
The current wave of mindfulness therapies, mindfulness coaching, mindfulness exercises, etc., owe most (or perhaps everything) to a stress-reduction program developed in the late 1970s by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts.
The effectiveness of this...
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