“Depoliticized derivatives”…”The betrayal of mindfulness” :: Sympathetic media Newsis news agency ::

[서울=뉴시스] Betrayal of mindfulness (Photo Credit=Philosopic) 2021.01.12. [email protected]
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Lee Su-ji = Mindfulness is a meditation method that spreads to the world’s mainstream culture with the enthusiastic support of celebrities such as Yuval Harari, Oprah Winfrey, and Park Chan-ho.

The panacea promise that mindfulness training can solve all problems and make you happy is a problem. Mindfulness has gone beyond a simple method of relieving personal stress, and has even over-packed as a revolutionary force to transform the world and the de facto only hope of mankind.

This book defines and criticizes the mindfulness that permeates the system broadly from the private sector to the US public schools and the military as a depoliticized derivative of positive psychology and the happiness industry.

The modern mindfulness fad is similar to McDonald’s growth in business terms. Just as McDonald’s expands its chains and develops menus, mindfulness is expanding, noting new markets such as business, school, government, and military, and claiming that its scientific effectiveness has been proven by developing various forms of mindfulness-based intervention.

Author Ronald Perser criticizes mindfulness advocates for repeating anti-scientific behavior that exaggerates research findings, neglecting the proper research process for the sole purpose of advocating mindfulness.

It also pinpoints the fact that the economic benefits of mindfulness programs that bear fruit through exaggerated advertising go to researchers, the publishing industry, and other workers in the mindfulness industry, revealing the reality of mindfulness, which operates according to capitalist principles. Translated by Minah Seo, page 320, Philosophy, KRW 17,500.

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