In a study of 12 patients with bipolar disorder and 9 controls, researchers found that after an 8-week training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy the patients showed improved attention as well as more normalized brainwave patterns in areas of the brain associated with attention. The results were published today in BMC Psychiatry.
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I have practiced Mindfulness daily for a decade. It is common sense that if you keep your mind on what you are doing that you will feel much better. You will concentrate better. You will remember better. You will solve problems better. You will create new ideas and things better etc. etc. You will be much more content and enjoy life as it is. We don’t need any research to find out what our senses enjoy but we live in a world which unfortunately needs to have evidence for the obvious! Or worse still creates false evidence for what people in power want others to believe!