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So What's the Evidence?

We often read that mindfulness interventions are ‘evidence-based’ approaches. What does that mean? What's the evidence? The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) shows 692 research articles were written in 2017, a slight increase from the 690 papers in 2016. However, this is a massive exponential jump from the 10 papers or less published between 1990 and 2000. Do we believe every one of them? Do we discard those not meeting rigorous standards, say there's too little a sample in a study or the design is poor? Or do we hope that although not all are class A papers, they still give hope--not just hype? The answer lies in the issue of replicability. "Replicability stands as a strength

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