Q: It seems like everyone is jumping on the McMindfulness bandwagon. Should teaching mindfulness be regulated?
“Let the free marketplace prevail. Some mindfulness teachers get better results for their students than than others.
“As those less effective move on, what we get is a bounty of the best teachers. That natural selection is far better than limiting choice to those who have simply taken an approved course!
“More importantly, by not regulating, you allow for unexpectedly good innovations to be discovered.”
Q: How is B-Sync Mindfulness practice different from any other form of mindfulness practice?
“Any form of mindfulness practice that includes the dynamic of paying attention on purpose without resistance will give you all those science-backed benefits you’ve heard about.
“But B-Sync Powerup is purposely designed for people who want to use mindfulness to more effectively engage any situation, challenge, or goal.
“You have a tremendous wealth of inner resources available to you at a deeper, nonconscious level. You are connected to the flow of those resources by your brain.
“With B-Sync Mindfulness, you repattern your brain’s neural pathways, so that you let go of the excess tension which interupts the flow of resources needed for any situation.
“That increases your effectiveness in your daily life, but it also increases the amount of value fulfillment you receive from everything you are doing. It moves you closer to living your best possible, most fulfilling life.”
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WHAT DO YOU, THE MEDIA, WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MINDFULNESS?
Q: All we seem to hear about are the wonderful benefits of mindfulness. Isn’t there a danger in mindfulness being perceived as a cure-all?
“Mindfulness is very popular and therefore it is the subject of a tremendous number of studies.
“And what the research finds is that when people practice mindfulness they experience less stress in their lives.
“Much of our health issues, from high blood pressure to headaches, to even more serious illnesses, are either caused by, or made worse by, stress.
“So since practicing mindfulness reduces stress you get all these stress-related ailments improving. That’s what makes it look like a cure-all.”
Q: Some experts are advocating that mindfulness be taught to school children. Should we allow what is essentially a Buddhist religious practice to be taught in public schools?
“We mustn’t confuse the tool with the beliefs of the person using the tool. Hindus also practice mindfulness, as do Navy SEALs, and Astronauts.
“Teaching school children how to pay attention to what’s being taught, to what they are thinking and feeling, and to how they are behaving, is probably a good thing.
“Research seems to suggest this is so.”
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Q: Everyone talks about the benefits of mindfulness. Are there any negative side effects to mindfulness?
“The only negative side effect critics can find is that if you become aware of repressed negative feelings, that might upset you.
“Those feelings are caused by being unmindful for a long period of time.
“If someone’s been stuffing your closet for years without your knowledge, and you open the closet door and that stuff falls on you, it might hurt, but would you warn people not to open their closet doors?”
Q. Aren’t corporations taking a spiritual practice and corrupting it by using it just to make more money?
“What motivates any corporation to provide their employees with mindfulness training is as varied and multi-faceted as what motivates any individual to use mindfulness.
“Mindfulness is not inherently a spiritual practice. That is just one specific use of mindfulness.
“It can be used to enhance your spiritual path, or your professional path.
“You decide what you want to use it for.
“The research seems to show, however, that practicing mindfulness is good for employees. It makes them happier and healthier.
“Should we discourage corporations from offering something that makes employees happier and healthier just because the side effect is that it makes the company more profitable?”