The Benefits of Mindfulness - Mindful Wellbeing - Evidence-Based Results for Today
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The Benefits of Mindfulness

Over the past 30 years, tens of thousands of people all over the world have taken this course. Some of the benefits past participants have reported are:

RELATIONSHIPS

  • More emotional awareness in relationships
  • Heightened ability to work with conflict wisely
  • More empathy
  • Being more fully present with others

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

  • A greater capacity to cope with short and long term stressors
  • A lasting decrease in psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression and irritability
  • A lasting decrease in negative thinking patterns
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Less self-criticism

LIFESTYLE/QUALITY OF LIFE

  • An increased ability to relax
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Peace of mind and less entanglement with negative thoughts
  • More relaxation, enjoyment and savouring of the present moment

HEALTH

  • Better sleep
  • Stronger immune system
  • A lasting decrease in physical symptoms of a range of chronic health problems (including chronic pain)

WORK/STUDY PERFORMANCE

  • Improved focus, concentration and memory
  • Improved problem solving and decision-making
  • Increased ability to “digest” stress and handle challenges

This is the same MBSR program offered by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, USA. For an overview of the major research findings about these programs, please follow this link to the CFM website.