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How Mindfulness Changes The Brain to Prevent Mental Illness

Neil Bailey, PhD, of Melbourne, Australia's Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, describes how mindfulness changes our brain to prevent mental illness. Scientists think the benefits provided by mindfulness come from an improved ability to direct our attention, so we can focus on the moment, rather than being distracted by worries about the future or regrets about the past. This improved attention is almost certainly the result of neuroplastic change.
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