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         The concrete physical health benefits of mediation and mindfulness are being studied by many scientists. Carolyn Gregoire reported the findings of a study completed in Sweden in The Huffington Post. It included over 200 patients and compared the effectiveness of two interventions, individual CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and mindfulness training. The study found that mindfulness training can be as effective as traditional forms of therapy in managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. The reduction in participants’ symptoms may be due to real changes in the brain. 
        Mindfulness is free and available to everyone, however while many people have good intentions and want to meditate, they just don’t get around to it. So, fortunately or unfortunately therapists will remain busy even after they educate their patients about the power of meditation.