Welcome to my blog---an eyes-open, no-holds-barred exploration of Western and Eastern spirituality, mindfulness, philosophy and literature. A member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, I lectured at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry to mental health workers for 14 years. I also work as a lawyer and minister. My interests include the psychology of religion, transformative ritual, mythology, addiction recovery and the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and Vernon Howard.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
MINDFULNESS REDUCES STRESS AND CAN EVEN BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques and programs, as well as the practice of Mindfulness Meditation itself, have been shown in several clinical trials to be effective in reducing or stress.
Some studies also yield results that are consistent with a shift in immune profile from oneassociated with depressive symptoms to a more normal profile.
Take a look at the following abstracts of just a few of the scholarly journal articles: