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Benefits of Mindfulness:

There are numerous researched and anecdotal benefits of mindfulness practice. Research is becoming increasingly sophisticated and it is anticipated that more understanding of the benefits of Mindfulness practice will emerge over the next five to 10 years. Here are some suggested benefits:

  • Skilful observation of reactive and habitual patterns.
  • Improved self –esteem.
  • Manage depression, anxiety and stress more effectively.
  • Promotes physical wellbeing.
    • Reduced blood pressure.
    • Higher immune function.
    • Reduction in physical stress responses.
  • Greater sense of emotional wellbeing.
  • Increase self-awareness.
  • Become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences.
  • Better management of chronic pain.
  • Experience more balance and less emotional ups and downs.
  • Develop self-acceptance.

Who would benefit from Mindfulness Practice?

As a generalisation everyone would gain some benefit from Mindfulness Practice. However the research suggests benefits for those individuals experiencing:

  • Stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Chronic illness
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Mood management
  • Non-active psychosis
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