Mindfulness

Large population-based surveys have indicated that mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health[1][2]. Several clinical studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness[13][4][5]. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety[3][6], and mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry[7][3]. Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, such as bringing about reductions in depression symptoms[8][9][10], reducing stress[11][12][9] and anxiety[8][9][12].

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I try to sense and recognize what is happening in the now.
I acknowledge and accept the present.
I choose my responses to feelings rather than acting on impulse.
I investigate and reflect on my emotions.
I am conscious about releasing tension throughout the day.
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      Research
      • [1] Branstrom R, Duncan LG, Moskowitz JT (Mar 2011). "The association between dispositional mindfulness, psychological well-being, and perceived health in a Swedish population-based sample". Br J Health Psychol 16 (2): 300–16. doi:10.1348/135910710X501683.
      • [2] Baer RA, Smith GT, Lykins E et al. (Feb 2008). "Construct validity of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in meditating and nonmeditating samples". Assessment 15 (3): 329–42. doi:10.1177/1073191107313003.
      • [3] Querstret D, Cropley M. (2013). "Assessing treatments used to reduce rumination and/or worry: A systematic review". Clinical Psychology Review 33 (8): 996–1009. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2013.08.004.
      • [4] Tang YY, Posner MI (Jan 2013). "Special issue on mindfulness neuroscience". Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience 8 (1): 1–3. doi:10.1093/scan/nss104.
      • [5] Sequeira S (Jan 2014). "Foreword to advances in meditation research: Neuroscience and clinical applications". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1307: v–vi. doi:10.1111/nyas.12305.
      • [6] McLaughlin KA, Nolen-Hoeksema S (Dec 2010). "Rumination as a transdiagnostic factor in depression and anxiety". JName Jname 49 (3): 186–93.
      • [7] Gu J, Strauss C, Bond R, Cavanagh K (Apr 2015). "How do mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction improve mental health and wellbeing? A systematic review and meta-analysis of mediation studies". Clin Psychol Rev 37: 1–12. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2015.01.006.
      • [8] Strauss C, Cavanagh K, Oliver A, Pettman D (Apr 2014). "Mindfulness-Based Interventions for People Diagnosed with a Current Episode of an Anxiety or Depressive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials". PLoS ONE 9 (4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096110.
      • [9] Khoury B, Sharma M, Rush SE, Fournier C (Jun 2015). "Mindfulness-based stress reduction for healthy individuals: A meta-analysis". J Psychosom Res 78 (6): 519–528. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.03.009.
      • [10] Jain FA, Walsh RN, Eisendrath SJ et al. (2014). "Critical Analysis of the Efficacy of Meditation Therapies for Acute and Subacute Phase Treatment of Depressive Disorders: A systematic Review". Psychosomatics: 297–302. doi:10.1016/j.psym.2014.10.007.
      • [11] Sharma M, Rush SE (Jul 2014). "Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals: a systematic review". J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med 19 (4): 271–86. doi:10.1177/2156587214543143.
      • [12] Hofmann SG, Sawyer AT, Witt AA et al. (Apr 2010). "The effect of mindfulness based therapy on anxiety and depression: a meta-analytic review". J Cons Clin Psych 78 (2): 169–183.
      • [13] Gotink RA, Chu P, Busschbach JJ et al. (Apr 2015). "Standardised Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Healthcare: An Overview of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of RCTs". PLoS One 10 (4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124344.
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