Meditation is hailed as a sure-fire solution to everything from workplace stress to trauma recovery, a way to cope with mental illness to the key to emotional balance. In the age of the selfie, wellness sells. But what are the facts, and what’s just hype?In this special episode of 5 Things About, we visit a panel event about mindfulness, hosted by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. Thanks go to Amy Bugeja, Cameron Fletcher, Professor Sarah Wilson, Hilary Harper, Hōjun Futen, Shannon Harvey, Jossy Jimenez, Dr Nicholas Van Dam , Adam Jaffrey, and to everyone involved in the Psych Talks series. Thanks also to our event partner, Melbourne Knowledge Week.This podcast was recorded on Tuesday the 21st May at Hoyts Melbourne Central. Thanks to the podcasting team Arch Cuthbertson, Chris Hatzis, and Silvi Vann-Wall. Event FOMO is an original podcast series created by Dr Andi Horvath.