30-07-2015 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Safeguarding Mindfulness Meditation for Vulnerable College Students
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Research into mindfulness has tended to focus mostly on beneficial outcomes rather the processes involved or any difficulties (Compson
; Farias and Wilkholm
). There is however growing anecdotal evidence that despite these undisputed benefits there can also be harmful effects for some people (Britton and Sydnor
; Dobkin et al.
). The adult literature has recently begun to report that mindfulness meditation has the potential to re-traumatise people with a history of posttraumatic stress through creating too strong a window of awareness before establishing a secure enough base (Razzaque