Mindfulness protects adults' health from the impacts of childhood adversity

Have you ever discovered that when you’re doing fairly recognizable and repetitive tasks, like driving your car, or vacuuming, that you mind is often miles away thinking about something different? You might be fantasising about going on a vacation, worrying about some upcoming occasion, or thinking about any number of other things. In either case you aren’t focusing on your current encounter, and you aren’t actually in touch with the ‘here and now.’ This way of functioning is frequently known as automatic pilot mode.

( Temple University ) Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on and accept their reactions to the present moment — or are mindful — report having better health, regardless of their childhood adversity, according to a study led by Temple University….Mindfulness protects adults' health from the impacts of childhood adversity

There’s no doubting that mindfulness has a useful function to play in maintaining health and promoting wellness. But despite its hundreds of clinical trials, there’s no consistent evidence of an effect specific to mindfulness itself.

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