Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings - Alachua, Citrus, Marion, Sumter Co & The Villages, FL

Mental Relief: Mindfulness Training May Reduce Paranoia

Mindfulness Paranoia

Mix and Match Studio/Shutterstock.com

In news that may be useful for people dealing with the stress of the global pandemic, researchers from the University of London have found that just one week of practicing mindfulness—moment-to-moment awareness—reduces feelings of paranoia. The research, published in the journal Mindfulness, was based on questionnaires of 494 people, enabling researchers to find a correlation between paranoia and judgemental thinking. They found that higher levels of nonjudgement predicted lower levels of paranoia, even in individuals that had a predisposition for it. Then, 68 people were selected and divided into two groups: one that was asked to go through a prerecorded, guided mindfulness session once per day, and one that acted as a control. The session consisted of a quick body scan, mindful breathing and awareness exercises. The results showed a drop in judgmental thinking and paranoia in the mindfulness group. 
Read the July Issue Now!

 

Monthly Newsletter
Get your print copy!
Mail $32 check to:
Natural Awakenings
7797 SW 19th Avenue Rd
Ocala, FL 34476