Want to enhance your capacity to focus, cope with stress, and connect with people? Practicing mindfulness in your daily life can do these things and many more. This page contains articles discussing the scientific benefits of mindfulness and meditation, real-life examples of how mindfulness has benefited successful individuals, and case studies discussing the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual benefits of having a mindfulness practice.
The benefits of mindfulness trace back thousands of years, but research has just started popping up in the last several decades on how effective mindfulness can be in bringing about personal and professional improvements in one’s life, and creating positive changes in health, attitudes, behaviors, and moods.
If you’re looking to increase your emotional intelligence, decrease feelings of stress and anxiety, and build your self-monitoring capacity, mindfulness can help. From reducing stress to calling in creativity, learn about the wide range of benefits of mindfulness and meditation – and get tips on how to weave them into your life.
Check out this meditation infographic for science-backed specifics on the health benefits of a regular meditation practice.Read More
Although not a scientific ranking of the benefits of meditation, this list includes the greatest gifts meditation can bring to people with type A tendenciesRead More
De-stress, let go of your busy day, and ease into the evening with this simple post-work meditation.Read More
This conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn and Soren Gordhamer is full of humor, research, and interesting perspectives on why mindfulness is gaining interest.Read More
The MBSR program was created in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. UMass Center for Mindfulness sums up the benefits of the program well on their website, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance and peace of mind.” Learn about my experience in the course.Read More