What is the science behind mindfulness?

Mindfulness is scientifically indicated to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Ten minute daily sessions over the course of several months provided the basis for these outcomes, so as you commit to a practice, keep this in mind.

It was also shown that mindfulness can influence pro-social behaviors, like increased empathy, in a study that asked users to meditate for 2 weeks.

And, while a less common symptom, paranoia in non-clinical populations was also reduced with mindfulness practices, over another 2 week period.

Finally, mindfulness is shown to increase attention in certain populations, and it looks promising as a way to combat ADHD.

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