RESEARCH ON THE BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

Since 1967, over 1500 studies have been conducted by over 250 independent research institutes showing Mindfulness Meditation to be clinically effective for the management of stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, strong emotional reactivity, and a wide array of medical and mental health related conditions.

In fact, the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program’s medical outcomes from 15,000 patients’ participation since 1979 have shown “a 35% reduction in the number of medical symptoms and a 40% reduction in psychological symptoms.”

Mindfulness Meditation programs are being conducted in hundreds of hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools, corporate wellness programs, and prison settings all across the United States, and around the world.  In addition to significant reductions in stress, proven benefits of Mindfulness Meditation include but are not limited to:
     ·         Elevated immune system function
     ·         Less frequency and duration of illnesses
     ·         Improved management of pain
     ·         Decreased heart rate and blood pressure
     ·         Improved sleep and digestion
     ·         Increased energy
     ·         Improved mental function, intelligence, and memory
     ·         Improved decision-making ability
     ·         Less irritability, anxiety, and depression
     ·         Improved interpersonal relationships
     ·         Increased resilience to change
     ·         Aid to smoking cessation efforts

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