Imagine this: Citizens complete a survey the day before a major election; a change in the survey items’ grammatical structure increases turnout by 11 percentage points. People answer a single question; their romantic relationships improve over several weeks. At-risk students complete a 1-hour reading-and-writing exercise; their grades rise and their health improves for the next 3 years. Sound impossible? According to one Stanford researcher who developed the concept of a wise intervention, it’s not.
What are wise interventions? How do they work? And how can they be relevant to learning the basics of mindfulness? Download the original paper by Gregory Waldon of Stanford University.
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