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The Science of Mindfulness

Science proves that being mindful improves our mental and physical health. In this article, we discover what the science says.
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What Does Science Say?

Our minds are these powerful muscles capable of incredible thoughts, feelings, and memories.

Mindfulness has been found to benefit the following areas:

  • Attention, including the ability to sustain focus with less mind wandering.
  • Indicators of well-being, including optimism, positive emotions, and reduced anxiety and depression.
  • Stress management.
  • Social and emotional competencies.

Sources

Lyddy, C., Good, D. J., Glomb, T. M., Bono, J. E., Brown, K. W., Duffy, M. K., Baer, R. A., Brewer, J. A., and Lazar, S. W., (2015). Contemplating mindfulness at work: An integrative review. School of Business Faculty Publications. 6. https://digitalcommons.providence.edu/business_fac/6

Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: a review of empirical studies. Clinical psychology review, 31(6), 1041–1056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2011.04.006

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