Florian Ruths is a consultant psychiatrist in adult mental health at the Maudsley. He is also clinical lead for mindfulness-based therapy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Florian has been leading the Maudsley Mindfulness Service at the Maudsley Hospital in London for the last 10 years, teaching mindfulness to colleagues and treating patients with mindfulness-based interventions.

In this episode we discuss Mindfulness meditation, it's role in treating depression and anxiety, how it can be utilised by high stress professions, it's link with cognitive behaviour therapy, the experience of silent retreat and many other topics.

You can access a 10 minute mindfulness meditation here

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