How Long Do You Need to Meditate?

A Review of the Science

Tord Helsingeng

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It is a classic joke that if you do not have time to meditate for twenty minutes, you should meditate for an hour. Admittedly, there’s a germ of truth there. But the joke is perhaps not so funny for an overworked single mom or nurse pressured by understaffing.

In the most scientifically studied mindfulness program, Mindfulness-Based Stress…

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Tord Helsingeng

Norwegian mindfulness coach and bodyworker, specializing in chronic pain relief and stress disorders.