The practices I use were designed in the 1970s using meditation to teach methods of relating to thoughts, sensations and emotions by simple observations.
Such practices were used to create a specific Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course as an 8 week secular training program. Developed specifically for people when treatments stopped they were offered an MBSR course. Since then numerous, scientific studies continue to attest the effectiveness on stress, chronic pain including fibromyalgia, M.E., different forms of arthritis; back pain, substance abuse, cancer, and post cancer treatments, psoriasis, leukaemia, different forms of heart disease and blood pressure. It’s effectiveness has also been demonstrated with various psychological conditions including phobias, anxieties and depression.
Indeed, there are very few people who wouldn’t benefit from mindfulness practices. With a committed practice you can experience a reduction of preoccupations and worries, as you accept yourself moment by moment, by moment and breath by mindful breath.