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Investigation: Mindfulness

Gabrielle Lis

Meditation and mindfulness are often conflated but they’re not the same. We clarify the muddy waters, then dive into the research on potential benefits and risks of mindfulness-based interventions in RTW and workers’ comp.

Mindfulness is a state of mind, a way of experiencing the world that prioritises "being in the present moment". Researchers and media commentators have made many claims about the physical and psychological benefits of mindfulness—claims that are now being questioned and tested more rigorously. Meditations are contemplative practices. There are many different types of meditation, for example body scan meditation and loving kindness meditati...

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