Quick Thoughts

No, study didn’t show that ‘mindfulness training doesn’t foster empathy or makes narcissists worse’

Many of us have become accustomed to extravagant claims about the benefits of mindfulness that turn out to be based on poor quality studies with inadequate control groups. We become skeptical about what we are told about the benefits of mindfulness. We’ve come to expect a lot of confirmation bias. Reactions to the study that […]

What Jon Kabat-Zinn’s trademarking of MBSR means for mindfulness training.

Jon Kabat Zinn trademarked the acronym for mindfulness-based stress reduction. This could be worth millions in training drone pilots.

The RCT of tango dancing versus mindfulness meditation for depression

If you aren't happy with your life, should you take up mindfulness meditation or some other activity – like tango dance?

McMindful: Make money as a mindfulness trainer, no background or weekend retreat required.

A web-based training package promises to turn anyone quickly into a mindfulness trainer, regardless of background or previous training. Promoters of the package claim it is backed by more science than its competitors.

RCT of a positive psychology intervention for people with newly diagnosed HIV

Should investigators burden people newly diagnosed with HIV with cumbersome and ineffective interventions?