They don’t work for a lot of people. I had a lot of CBT stuff myself (one on one, at great expense to someone) and all I learned to do was parrot CBT stuff so that I got left alone. It didn’t make me any happier, more organised, or improve my life. On the other hand in my case medication (ritalin) had a massive positive impact on my symptoms and day-to-day behaviour (at a very low dose too).
Some common mindfulness approaches can be outright harmful, especially in people addressing serious issues or who have experienced serious trauma (and no this isn’t re: the Daily Mail article on that lol, the studies indicating issues with it pre-date that by a long, long time). Panic attacks don’t seem to be uncommon sadly (I know two people who experienced them doing mindfulness stuff). That businesses and so on have brought in mindfulness coaches and the like and just let them loose on staff without evaluating how useful/harmful it will be to individuals speaks poorly of the businesses and of the mindfulness coaches who involve themselves with this.
I notice my law firm nearly did this, but clearly someone said something and suddenly all the mindfulness stuff, which was much heralded, became very much a minor optional thing you could do if you want and the focus was more on just chatting with each other, taking more breaks, working the hours you needed (rather than 9-5), and so on.
That doesn’t mean mindfulness can’t be very helpful to some people, even to a significant percentage of people! Virtually every decent technique can* - but it isn’t as broadly effective as people seem to like to believe. The main reason it’s been promoted so aggressively is that some practitioners like to claim it’s basically capable of improving things for virtually everyone, and can be used “en masse” rather than requiring any finesse or care. Thus it’s a cheap way for businesses and so on to claim that they’re “doing something”, whilst not actually putting any effort in or spending much money.
If @alms says these people are all fakes or not doing it right, I can totally believe him, but there are an awful lot of them.
On a nicer note, that Blood Bowl team is great - not only is the painting good (love the snow for Dark Elves too, esp. the blood on it!), but those are really nice minis too, much better than I remember!
* = It’s a bit like Alcoholics Anonymous. People go on about how great it is, and suggest it anyone with alcohol issues (and some without!), but people with histories of alcoholism who go to AA, and people who don’t have pretty much identical rates of relapses (particularly serious relapses) and so on. That doesn’t mean AA doesn’t work - but it does mean it only works for certain people.