‘The meta-study found only moderate evidence for the alleviation of anxiety, depression, and pain, and low to insufficient evidence to suggest that meditation relieved stress, improved mood, attention, or mental-health-related quality of life, or had a substantial impact on substance use, eating habits, sleep, or weight. It looks like the scientific evidence for the benefits of meditation aren’t as solid as many might claim.’ Meditation Nation
A challenging and thorough interview with neuroscientist Willoughby Britton about the AHRQ report on the effectiveness of meditation programs. She challenges us to thinks about the ethics of meditation research: “To use science to prove your religion or worldview—there is something really wrong with that’. We are loving Tricycle’s Blog and have subscribed to it.