Psychiatrist Says Mindfulness Makes it Easier for People to Become ‘Self-Centered’

(Daily Mail) It has long been advertised as the antidote to the anxieties and stresses of modern living.

But mindfulness could be making people more selfish, an expert psychiatrist has claimed.

Dr. Alison Gray, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said meditating makes easier for people to start over-analyzing their life, becoming “inward-looking and self-centered.”

The psychiatrist, who chairs the spirituality special interest group at the college, said it was more helpful for people to seek help from a community, such as a religion, in order to battle stress.

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