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Forgetting ourselves: epistemic costs and ethical concerns in mindfulness exercises

Ratnayake, Sahanika; Merry, David

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Mindfulness exercises are presented as being compatible with almost any spiritual, religious or philosophical beliefs. In this paper, we argue that they in fact involve imagining and conceptualising rather striking and controversial claims about the self, and the self’s relationship to thoughts and feelings. For this reason, practising mindfulness exercises is likely to be in tension with many people’s core beliefs and values, a tension that should be treated as a downside of therapeutic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160446
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics
DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2017-104201

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