Foundations for Meeting Life’s Challenges

© Andrew Safer 2014 Relationship troubles, bills to pay, job stress, your child is going through a rough spot and you’re trying to figure out how you can help. What does mindfulness have to do with all that? It seems like there’s the tidiness of our mindfulness practice and the messiness of the rest of …

Letting Go

(c) Andrew Safer 2014 “Meditation is about taking what comes, giving it appropriate reverence, and learning to let it go, to lose attachment to it. So that’s the practice.” You would expect to hear this from a Buddhist monk or meditation teacher, but this was Mark Bertolini, the Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., the …

Addictions

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Shows Greater Long-Term Effectiveness Than Standard Relapse Prevention in Landmark Study (c) Andrew Safer 2014 A study of 286 people who had completed initial treatment for substance use disorders is the first to compare long-term outcomes from a mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) group, a standard relapse-prevention group (RP), and a 12-step group …