The clinical term for mindfulness is Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Researchers have found that those who regularly meditate feel happier and can alter the physical structure of the brain. Trials showed that after an eight week course of MBCT those who had had three bouts of depression were 44 per cent less likely to suffer another episode.
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa projects a common message: Reduce attachments to burning emotions, contain the ego, accept yourself and discover compassion. Mark Williams calls mindfulness ‘secularised spirituality’. ‘Mindfulness is a mode of awareness that is available to us all.’
Mindfulness sounds like a wonderful and powerful nonpharmaceutical tool to become mentally healthy. Worth finding out more.