Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an evidence-based intervention and scientific studies have shown that practising mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits including:

    • relieves stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia
    • increases our ability to cope with difficult situations as we learn to respond rather than react to emotionally stimulating events
    • boosts the immune system’s ability to fight off illness
    • helps us become aware of and manage our emotions more effectively
    • lowers heart rate and blood pressure
    • re-wires our brains in areas linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation and empathy
    • increases our sense of wellbeing
    • helps us become aware of our negative habits and helps us develop more positive ones
    • enhances creativity
    • reduces feelings of loneliness
    • boosts attention span and focus
    • improves our relationships

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