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Steven Laureys interview: How meditation can help coronavirus anxiety

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Children in school meditating before the pandemic

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HAVING spent his career exploring disorders of consciousness, Steven Laureys has started working with meditators to show the positive impact meditation can have on the brain.

Helen Thomson: What’s going on in our brains during the pandemic, and how can meditation help?

Steven Laureys: People have lost their jobs, they’re experiencing burnout, they’re thinking, “What impact is this having on my kids?” That kind of thinking can turn into catastrophising, which has a big impact on our mental health. People are also thinking about the past year, what they’ve lost.

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