Mindfulness in the Mainstream

We are well past the point where mindfulness has become mainstream – demonstrated by all of the major media venues publishing articles on various situations in which mindfulness is being used to alleviate stress and suffering.

Water drop for mindfulness (1)It has become especially common in the business world with articles being published on the sites of the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Investors Business Daily.

Mindfulness has also made its way into schools. There was an article on the Akron Legal News website about how it is being used in prestigious law schools across the country from Georgetown to Cal-Berkeley. A notoriously bad middle school in San Francisco has turned to mindfulness to help with student behavior.

The latest big story with regards to mindfulness is a pilot program being used by the U.S. Marine Corps. This program comes on the heels of a year in which more U.S. soldiers died from suicide than those who died in combat.

Mindfulness is a wonderful and important practice for creating a more peaceful and compassionate world.  We’re thrilled to see that it is being woven into various environments of overwhelming stress and chaos. We sense that energy psychology is on a similar path – and are hopeful that it will become as accepted and integrated as mindfulness is sometime in the near future. In fact, we hope that the two approaches will be seen as enhancing and complementary to one another – EP offering an efficient way to clear the inner noise that gets in the way of mindfulness and presence.

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