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More PsychNotes: Mindfulness and Relaxation Methods

January 26, 2017       
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Shouldn't Mindfulness Be Free?
by Monica A. Frank, PhD

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Everyday I get more and more notices of mindfulness training. On one hand, it seems like a positive thing because mindfulness is physically and psychologically healthy so as more people become mindful it can be beneficial to us all. On the other hand, though, I am troubled by the cost of mindfulness training. I'm also astounded by the willingness of people to pay $10 monthly subscriptions to access relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness audios.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by this--people tend to believe something that is free can't possibly be good. Or, that if it is free there must be a catch. Also, people are more likely to follow-through if they have to pay for something. Although I wonder how true that is--people pay for gym memberships thinking it will keep them motivated and yet that seldom occurs.

Mindfulness doesn't require any special equipment. And it's not very mysterious. It is a simple practice that is easy to learn and to engage in. Anyone who wants to practice mindfulness can. It's like breathing--a natural process that is available to anyone. It's not just for those who can pay.

Anyway, this rambling is just to remind you that Excel At Life offers dozens of relaxation and mindfulness audios completely free. No catch! Let your friends know about this valuable resource.

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