Mindfulness

Notes from Meditation classes by Stanley Merrill

Mindfulness Studies

There is more and more scientific evidence that a mindfulness practice can be very helpful in the workplace.

The British Government

The British Government published a report about mindfulness and gave the results of some of the studies that were done.
The report can be found at this link
     http://www.livingmindfully.co.uk/downloads/Mindfulness_Report.pdf

In that report at the bottom of Page 44 and the beginning of Page 55 it details a study done at Transport for London and Mindfulness Works.  They had a six week course based on MBCT and MBSR programs. The course paid dividends: among employees who have attended the course:

  • The number of days off for stress, anxiety and depression have fallen by 71% over the following three years.
  • Absences for all conditions dropped by 50% over that time.
  • 80% of participants reporting improvements in their relationships,
  • 79% improvements in their ability to relax,
  • 64% improvements in sleep patterns
  • 53% improvements in happiness at work.

Alzheimer’s Study

To reduce pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment, get to the yoga mat – UCLA study finds yoga, meditation more effective than memory-boosting exercises  click here

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