An impressive and growing body of science supports our claims and the testimonials of our participants. Extensive research has demonstrated that mindfulness training improves mood and quality of life, increases working memory and resistance to distraction, and enhances emotional regulation. It is used as an effective treatment for a wide variety of medical and psychological illnesses and symptoms. More than ever before in our culture, people are turning to mindfulness and meditation for help with managing symptoms of stress in daily life.
Mindfulness Publications By Year, 1980-2012
Source: DS Black (2013). Mindfulness Research Guide. www.mindfulexperience.org
*Data obtained from a search for "mindfulness" in the ISI Web of Science database. Search limited to research-related articles; book-related material excluded.