Mindfulness could be defined as focused, nonjudgmental attention. The benefits uncovered by research are impressive, so much so that mindfulness practices are now commonly taught in therapy for emotional soothing. Yet I’ve met more than one person for whom mindfulness techniques used to work and then ceased to be effective.
Why Does Mindfulness Sometimes Stop Working? I’ve seen this happen when mindfulness becomes a method of avoidance. Newcomers to mindfulness are often sur