Monday's New York Times "Health" section featured an article When the Caregivers Need Healing, focusing on a recent study showing that just six weeks of mindfulness training produced lower rates of stress, anxiety and depression in parents who are raising a child with developmental disabilities, genetic syndromes or psychiatric issues.

At "The New Normal," we are always interested in research that may help our readers. For parents of children with special needs, have you tried any type of mindfulness-based stress reduction? If so, what was the effect? If not, would you be interested in participating in a six-week training?

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