The evidence for mindfulness...
Recent decades have seen an exponential boom in the number of well-funded, scientifically valid studies to assess the benefits and potential risks of practicing mindfulness in different settings and in different population groups. Overall, the most benefit has been seen in the management of stress, depression, anxiety and self-esteem. It has also shown large benefits for organisations, in terms of employee wellbeing and productivity. The science is finally catching up with ancient wisdom!
The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy on mental health of adults with a chronic medical disease: a meta-analysis
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for stress management in healthy people: a review and meta-analysis
Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits: a meta-analysis
The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on sleep disturbance: a systematic review
Mindfulness-based interventions for people diagnosed with a current episode of an anxiety or depressive disorder: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials