mindfulness

the difference between mindfulness & meditation

the difference between mindfulness & meditation

As a thervadan buddhist practitioner I sometimes translate some the tools of this practice into psychological therapeutically appropriate support interventions for clients; however sometimes I don't.  Mindfulness and meditation are not the same thing and sometimes there are significant risks that come with meditation, specifically making anxiety and depression worse. So I wanted to take a moment to describe how I distinguish between the two.