How mindfulness helps

A major reason for the increase in interest about mindfulness is that researchers have shown that regulairly practicing mindfulness can help improve our wellbeing and our ability to perform. For example, Mindfulness has associated with improved attention and working memorygreater relationship satisfaction, and effective ways of coping with academic stress. Mindfulness is also effective in managing different forms of personal distress such as stresschronic pain, and the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Individuals that practice mindfulness have also been shown to have improved immune functioning and structural changes in their brains


  • Click here to listen to an interview with Dr. Tom Hutchinson and Dr. Stephen Liben about mindfulness.
  • Click here to listen to an radio interview with Dr. Patricia Dobkin on her work in the area of mindfulness and chronic pain.