Meditation and mindfulness are being practiced for thousands of years. In recent days, businesses got interested in mindfulness and meditation because nowadays it has been proven that meditation and mindfulness have the ability to change the wiring and makeup of brains.
Following are some benefits that are scientifically proven:
- Anxiety Can be Reduced Through Mindfulness
There are a lot of people with DSM-IV diagnosed GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). As such 93 people of Massachusetts people were sent for 8-week group intervention using MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) in SME (stress management education). The result was a significantly greater reduction of anxiety.
- Reduction of Implicit Age and Rave Bias
Human gets associated with the things they love the most. For example, you prefer to eat a certain type of breakfast. But these cognitive shortcuts and established association can be destructive, especially when it is age and race related. In 2015, in the Central Michigan University, the study was published by Professor Adam Lueke, in which he makes some participants listen to mindfulness audio. The study concluded that there’s an increase in state mindfulness and implicit age and race bias decreased.
- May Treat or Prevent Depression
MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) is a therapy that is combined with MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). This is an American-based program that has incorporated mindfulness exercises including body awareness, daily homework, and yoga.
- Increases Satisfaction of Body
Dissatisfaction with the body is a major type of suffering of women of all ages. Researchers Kristin D. Neff, Karen E. Dill-Shackleford, and Ellen R. Albertson assigned some women for meditation intervention group or control group. The ones on the group were sent for three-week self-compassion medication therapy experienced significantly less body dissatisfaction and body shame. They became more self-compassionate and appreciated their body more.
There are many more benefits of mindfulness therapy; you can read more about them by clicking over the link.