Seems like its now 'in vogue' to bash Mindfulness and Meditation (...and honestly, the McMindfulness phenomena really opened the door for such criticism..!)
So, its no surprise to come across this article by Masoumeh Sara Rahmani in The Conversation. Masourmeh is a research associate at Coventry University (UK) and is currently being funded to study 'Unbelief' in the context of the Mindfulness movement.
Her article picks apart Mindfulness with the cold dispassion of the scalpel. However, her analysis is worth reading if only to see areas where Meditation Professionals can improve itself - such as with more rigorous research methodology and being more vocal about the commercialization of our community.
"Studies on mindfulness are known for their numerous methodological and conceptual problems. This includes small sample sizes, lack of control groups, and insufficient use of valid measures."
"The idea that mindfulness is secular because it is scientifically tested is a common strategy used by advocates of mindfulness to disassociate the practice from its religious foundation"
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