How the practice of mindfulness helps reduce depression and anxiety

Mindfulness is no longer just restricted to the Buddhist practice.

Modern-day healthcare now uses Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to reduce anxiety, depression, stress, irritability and exhaustion, as well as improvements in general mood, concentration, focus, emotional stability and even sleeping patterns.

Clinical psychologist, Dr Colinda Linde, says mindfulness is about paying attention to the present and doing it a non-judgmental way.

Having a still mind, in other words a peaceful mind, it's also quite an accessible mind. What this does is that it focuses the mind, it makes it calm and still.

Dr. Colinda Linde, clinical psychologist

It's not just for creating, but it's also for making decisions. And you can use it for anything - just a mental holiday.

Dr. Colinda Linde, clinical psychologist

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