Are you curious about mindfulness? I am giving a free talk with Cork Skeptics on Friday 21st November at 8pm in Blackrock Castle.
Mindfulness is growing in popularity as a way of improving mental health, coping with pain, reducing stress and now is even being introduced into the Junior Cert cycle. From the cover of Time Magazine in February this year to companies like Google developing their own in house mindfulness programme it is hard to escape the mindfulness explosion. But what is mindfulness? How does it work? Why do we need it? What evidence is there that it works? I will explore these topics as well as why, very often, people react with scepticism towards mindfulness.