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10/10/2013 11:59 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

9 Ways To Change Your Life Through Mindfulness

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Mindfulness and meditation can help sufferers of depression and anxiety to deal with stress.

Learning to activate part of your brain through mindfulness works to counteract cortisol - 'the stress hormone' - that is commonly associated with burnout and other mental health issues.

At HuffPost's discussion on the benefits of mindfulness last year, Ruby Wax (comedian, TV personality and mental health activist) spoke frankly about her own experiences of depression, crediting mindfulness to helping her regain control.

"Meditation isn't about feeling perky and happy," she said. "It's about feeling shit and sticking with it."

But how can you work mindfulness and meditation into everyday life?

We caught up with Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of ground-breaking meditation app Headspace, who offered his words of wisdom.

9 Ways To Change Your Life

Want more tips on how to make meditation a part of your day? Headspace is meditation made simple, accessible and relevant to your everyday life. Sign up for free to their Take10 programme to get the basics just right with guided audio programmes and support and get your Headspace (hyperlink to www.headspace.com), anytime, anywhere on the Headspace app.