Mindfulness training and neural integration: differentiation of distinct streams of awareness and the cultivation of well-being

  title={Mindfulness training and neural integration: differentiation of distinct streams of awareness and the cultivation of well-being},
  author={D. Siegel},
  journal={Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience},
  • D. Siegel
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
In recent years, the ancient practice of being aware of one's sensory experience in the present moment—of ‘being mindful’—has taken a prominent place in discussions among clinicians, educators and the general public (Epstein, 1999; Kabat-Zinn, 2003; Bishop et al., 2004; Germer et al., 2005). Found in most cultures throughout history and now resurfacing in modern times, in both the East and in the West, the practice of living in the present has been offered as a way to cultivate well-being in… Expand
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