Harvard Health Blog
Mindfulness apps: How well do they work?
By: James Cartreine, PhD, Contributing Editor You’ve heard of mindfulness, but what is it, really? How is it different from meditation? Is mindfulness really helpful? Is it hokey? And can you learn it? Do you need to go to a week-long camp or a psychotherapist or a guru? The answer could be on your smartphone. What is mindfulness?