Over the course of the last several decades, there has been a meteoric rise in the amount of interest shown in the study of mindfulness both as a psychological construct and as a method of therapeutic intervention. This article provides an overview of the empirical research on the impact that mindfulness practises have on psychological health. We begin with a discussion of the construct of mindfulness, the differences between Buddhist and Western psychological conceptualizations of mindfulness, and how mindfulness has been integrated into Western medicine and psychology. Next, we review three areas of empirical research: cross-sectional, correlational research on the associations between mindfulness and various indicators of psychological health; intervention research on the effects of mindfulness-oriented interventions; and so on. Our research has led us to the conclusion that practising mindfulness can have a number of beneficial benefits on a person's psyche, the most notable of which are improvements in behavioural regulation, reduced psychiatric symptoms, and greater subjective well-being. This review comes to a close with a discussion on the underlying processes of change brought about by mindfulness therapies, as well as some suggestions for the next steps in study.
Psychological, Mindfulness, Well-Being
Prof. Dr. Parin Somani "The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 7 Issue 4 2023 Page 345-354
Prof. Dr. Parin Somani "The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 7(4)