As a scientist I used to think meditation was hokum. Not any more!

The Daily Mail: As a scientist, I have always been cautious about alternative therapies. But having spent the past few months examining the scientific facts about hypnotherapy, reflexology and meditation — three of the fastest growing therapies in the UK — I’m beginning to understand their appeal. Take meditation, for instance. Not so long ago, I would have said sitting around cross-legged for hours, reflecting on goodness knows what, would be a pretty futile exercise. Yet it’s said meditation can help with many things, including depression and anxiety, as well as helping us feel more content and leaving us better able to think. Read more here.

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