Mindfulness Practices Improves Stress Symptoms
Article: Annals of Behavioral Medicine- 2010
Authors: Branstrom, Kvillemo, Brandberg & Moskowitz
Background: Increasing recognition of mindfulness and mindfulness training as a way to decrease stress and increase psychological functioning.
Objectives: Examine the effects of mindfulness stress reduction training on perceived stress and psychological well-being.
Methods: Seventy one with previous cancer diagnosis were randomized into a control group and an intervention group that participated in an 8-week mindfulness training course.
Results: Those who participated in the intervention reported significant positive effects on perceived stress, posttraumatic avoidance symptoms, and positive states of mind.
Conclusions: Improvements in psychological well-being resulting from mindfulness stress reduction training are measurable, which is important for future research.
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