Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

"At least 1000 research studies on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) are in print in peer-reviewed journals, showing it can reduce chronic pain, high blood pressure, serum cholesterol levels, and blood cortisol, and alleviates depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.

MBSR can also change the way emotions are regulated in the prefrontal cortex and alter the immune response to an influenza vaccine."

from The Power of Paying Attention: What Jon Kabat-Zinn Has Against "Spirituality"in Psychotherapy Networker (Nov/Dec 2004)

Resources

There are journal articles summarizing the efficacy and research in the following areas of application and integration of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and physical and mental health diagnosis. In general the findings include:

People also report feeling and being less reactive, more satisfied with their lives and less judgmental of themselves and others.

"When we stop running away from what presents itself in each moment, our loving care for ourselves and one another can flow unimpeded."
-Jack Kornfield

Studies have been completed on the efficacy of MBSR and the following: