Mindfulness meditation is a practice that trains the mind to be aware of the present moment—to gain the ability to observe, feel, and be aware of the body and the mind as it is now, without judgment. Mindfulness meditation allows us to find a steadiness in the turbulent traffic of thoughts by using a touchstone—a focus on the breath—to redirect attention and keep us attuned to the present. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Cutting-edge research tells us that experiencing childhood emotional trauma can play a large role in whether we develop physical disease in adulthood. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the growing scientific link between childhood adversity and adult physical disease.
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