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How Biofeedback Supports Mindfulness in Stress & Anxiety Management
Stress Resilient Mind
Format: Magazine Article
Publication Year: Submitted
Source ID: shanti-sources-34066
Abstract: Mindfulness is an increasingly popular tool for training the mind, and specifically, attention. Research shows it helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and improves focus and other aspects of cognitive and executive function.But if you want to realize these benefits for yourself, you have to commit to consistent (roughly daily) practice, for the longer term. The problem is, that's not easy. You can take a six or eight week course in mindfulness - there are lots around these days - but what happens after the course has finished? In my experience, a lot of people don't persist with a regular mindfulness practice (and some research bears this out), even when they experienced benefits. This article looks at why not, and how supporting mindfulness with biofeedback might help.