Mindfulness has been found to reduce short-term negative emotions, reduce distraction from the task at hand, and reduce the impact of negative information on attitudes and persistence. Photo: Thomas Yau

Mindfulness training can help meditator cut losses

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that cultivates awareness of the present moment and clears the mind of other thoughts, often accomplished by non-judgmentally focusing attention on the physical sensations of breathing or other experience as it occurs.