“Mindfulness Helps OCD”

Lauren Carrane November 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

In a study published through the National Center for Biotechnology Information, mindfulness-based intervention was found to decrease symptoms of OCD. The study included 8 group meetings teaching meditative breathing, body-scan, and mindful daily living, applied to OCD. It concluded that the decrease in OCD symptoms could have been explained by increasing the capacity to ‘let go.’  

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18852623

 

In my own practice of mindfulness, I have found that ‘letting go’ leads us to not only release internal struggles, but it also helps us to accept what is happening in any given moment (inside ourselves or outside).  From that place of acceptance, we can be with what is.  We can then take actions that are more clear and direct rather than mixed with fear and confusion.

 

Eric Lieb  Mindfulness Practitioner