Mindfulness Training

February 2, 2010 at 11:29 am 4 comments

You Can’t Stop the Waves, but You Can Learn to Surf ~Jon Kabat Zinn.

Mindfulness, the practice of focusing on just one thing, means to simply experience the moment while excluding worries, self-doubts, and distractions. In our demanding, fractured, multi-tasking world the psychological benefits of mindfulness are intuitive, but can it really have benefits for productivity, memory and physical health? A review of studies on mindfulness intervention and health benefits found just that.

Both physical and psychological functioning improves with mindfulness intervention. In fact, improvement was so widespread as to indicate that mindfulness training enhances everyday coping with stress and disability.

What is Mindfulness Based Intervention?
The construct of mindful awareness originated in early Buddhist practice, but as taught in Mindfulness seminars is a non-religious, participatory and practical program focused on guided mindfulness meditation, and enhancing awareness of everyday life. Moment to moment awareness must be cultivated with a nonjudgmental attitude.

Mindfulness Training can assist you with:
• More fluid adaptation to change and development of more effective coping strategies
• Lasting decreases in a variety of stress-related physical symptoms, including chronic pain
• More accepting attitude toward life and its challenges
• Improved concentration and creativity
• Significant decreases in anxiety and depression

Some studies and reviews of the literature on Mindfulness and it’s benefits include:

The construct of mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results

 Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits A meta-analysis

 A Randomized, Wait-List Controlled Clinical Trial: The Effect of a …

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jarred Alexandrov  |  February 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    do you mind linking to the study?

    Reply
    • 2. Christy  |  February 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

      Sure, I’ve linked to a few of the studies that do an analysis of mindfulness and the health and psychological benefits.

      Reply
      • 3. Jarred Alexandrov  |  February 4, 2010 at 11:39 am

        wow. these are pretty in-depth. thanks for sharing.

  • 4. contoveros  |  February 10, 2010 at 6:36 am

    It’s soothing to read this. I feel I’ve made the right choice in devoting my time to meditation. Sure has helped with PTSD as well as my creativity,

    michael j

    Reply

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