Mindfulness for Depression

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Take a deep breath. What are you thinking about? Are you worried about something? Focus on your breathing. Be aware of how you feel. Where are you feeling tense? Breathe, release the tension… and congratulations. You just practiced mindfulness. A new study out this week finds that mindfulness -- the practice of connecting to the moment instead of thinking about the future or past -- treats depression as effectively as pills. How does it work?

Credits

Guest:
Zindel Segal - University of Toronto, Scarborough

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal