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The Science of Mindfulness

It is often assumed that mindfulness is in a realm of alternative or new age therapy, however this could not be further from the truth. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has evolved into what we know today.

Clinical and scientific studies have been conducted to better understand the true benefits of incorporating mindfulness into your life.

What the research shows for the workplace

Research into neuroscience and mindfulness, demonstrates conclusively that mindfulness training leads to many and varied benefits including greater resilience, productivity and an improved ability to cope under pressure. This results in increased levels of job satisfaction and smoother employee management. Other results include:

  • Enhance creativity
  • Proactive work behaviours
  • Improved relationships and teamwork
  • Reduced levels of stress and illness related absenteeism
  • Improved abilities to address conflict in the workplace

Research results for individuals

For the individual, mindfulness training can have varying results, depending on their needs and their challenges. For example some may see an increase in focus and attention and even improvement in sleep quality. Other research results include:

  • Significant stress reduction
  • Reduction in cellular aging
  • Increase in brain agility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Memory improvement
  • Improved emotional regulation and consistency
  • Increases our experience of joy

The science behind mindfulness shows that even though this is an act of bringing your mind into focus, your body, your relationships and your mind all benefit with lasting results.

Here are links to radio interviews, magazine and online articles, blog posts, books and studies dealing with mindfulness practices around the globe.