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Can someone help me more fully understand the concept of the Science of Mindfulness? How can it be used to reduce stress?

Two helpful articles are:

The Science of Mindfulness - Daniel Siegel

Benefits of Mindfulness Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well-Being

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The concept of the science of mindfulness is essentially a concept in which individuals learn to control their minds, by focusing their thoughts on the present moment. This includes refraining from resisting thoughts that enter the mind, and just accepting those thoughts without any form of judgment or reaction to those thoughts, which in and of itself helps an individual to gain a state of calm relaxation. In addition to this, the main focus of mindfulness is focusing the mind upon one particular calming subject or object, such as focusing on the sounds of one's own breathing or more commonly listening to ...