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Addressing a group of health practitioners and counsellors at the Mental Health Professionals Network, Sydney psychologist Philip Hilder described how he uses mindfulness in his specialist trauma treatment, which includes clients who have been raped and sexually abused as well as those with serious addictions and personality disorders.

 

Mindfulness and Trauma

Mindfulness is very much today’s buzz-word. From blogs to scientific papers people are extolling the effects of this tool to being present. It will help us sleep, lose weight, relax – indeed mindfulness appears to be the latest universal panacea. But there are also significant clinical applications for this ancient technique, which has its origins in Buddhist philosophy and practice.

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