When mindfulness is therapy: Ethical qualms, historical perspectives.

  title={When mindfulness is therapy: Ethical qualms, historical perspectives.},
  author={Anne Harrington and John D. Dunne},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={70 7},
In the past 20 years, mindfulness therapeutic programs have moved firmly into the mainstream of clinical practice and beyond. As they have, we have also seen the development of an increasingly vocal critique. At issue is often less whether or not these mindfulness practices "work," and more whether there is a danger in dissociating them from the ethical frameworks for which they were originally developed. Mindfulness, the argument goes, was never supposed to be about weight loss, better sex… 
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