Benefits of mindfulness
Mindfulness can enhance:-
Mindfulness can reduce:-
"Well-conducted mindfulness interventions have been shown to be capable of addressing the problems of the young people who take part, and improve their well-being, reduce worries, anxiety, distress, reactivity and bad behaviour, improve sleep, self esteem, and bring about greater calmness, relaxation, and self-regulation and awareness. Adolescents who are mindful, either through temperament or training, tend to experience greater well-being; and mindfulness correlates positively with positive emotion, popularity and friendship-extensiveness, and negatively with negative emotion and anxiety."
Here are more links to :
—the scientific evidence that demonstrates the benefits of mindfulness
—data on the correlations between mindfulness and well-being.
World-renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson's site, with a comprehensive and up-to-date list of research projects:
World-renowned neuroscientist Tania Singer presents her e-book on neuroscience and compassion training:
More research here: