Author: Barry Boyce

Barry Boyce
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Fifteen years after Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy was introduced to the world, this groundbreaking treatment only reaches a small percentage of people suffering from depression. Two innovators want to change that.

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Although there’s lots of scientific information floating around about our brains, Barry Boyce explains, there’s still so much we don’t really understand.

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Being in the here and now is what mindfulness is all about. Yes and no, says Barry Boyce. It’s also about being aware of what’s inside and outside, past, present, and future. Once we steady our mind with mindfulness, our awareness shines a light on not just the present moment, but where we’ve come from and where we’re going.

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Meditating isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, nor should it be. The great thing about mindfulness, says Barry Boyce, is how it deals with difficult emotions.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

When he started MSBR, Jon Kabat-Zinn didn’t have a detailed plan—just passion and an inkling that lots of good would come of it.


“Self-help” can easily take us into a spiral of self-defeat. Meditation unravels that entire approach—to our great relief.

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