“Mindfulness” meditation fad popular with celebrities including Emma Watson can make you dream up false memories

According to Daily Mail, Buddhist meditation, which is what mindfulness is, can play tricks on your mind. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this practice, we’ve provided a link to a well researched article written by Marcia Montenegro. In her piece Marcia makes clear the reasons that Christians must not become involved in Eastern-style meditation.

Mindfulness is the fashionable form of meditation that fans say makes you feel less stressed.

But scientists have discovered one potential drawback – it can lead you to ‘remember’ things that haven’t happened.

People taking part in a 15-minute mindfulness session performed worse than those who did not on a memory test, researchers found.

The group who had been undertaking mindfulness were more liable to falsely imagine items on the test.

Mindfulness has become popular in recent years as a way to improve mental and physical well-being.

Celebrities endorsing it include Emma Watson, Davina McCall, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey.

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Mindfulness: No Mind-Over Matter by Marcia Montenegro