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Research Findings 

Improves Work Performance

thought.jpgIncreased focus

Practicing mindfulness has been found in several studies to increase focus and handle distractions more quickly and strongly than normal. As reported in the Harvard Business Review, January 8th, 2015. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20509209

Sustained attention

A 2011 study showed that mindfulness results in an increased ability to sustain clarity of attention. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21334442

Speeds thinking

Research from 2010 showed that even brief periods of practising mindfulness honed attention and enabled the mind to thinking more quickly. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810010000681

Improves memory

Regular practice of mindfulness has been shown to grow new grey matter in the brain area associated with learning and memory process, increasing ability in both these mental skills. http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927%2810%2900288-X/abstract

 
Improves Work Relations and Culture employment-2.jpg

 

Increases thoughtful behaviour towards others

Research undertaken in 2013 at Northeastern University showed a tripling of kind or thoughtful behaviour by groups trained in mindfulness compared to a control group. These findings were replicated when the studies were done with two complicated variations added to the research. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/07/mindfulness-meditation-empathy-compassion/398867/

Reduces emotional reactions

A research paper from 2015 on mindfulness and emotional intelligence concluded that mindfulness strengthens your ability to govern and control your emotions, improving productivity and constructive communication at the workplace. https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-emotional-intelligence/

 
Improves Staff Health and Well-being

 

Combats stress, reduces anxiety

A whole series of clinical trials around the world over the past thirty years have shown that practising mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety in people, and help prevent recurrence in these conditions. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1809754

Reduces depression

Studies at The University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre show remarkable results in reducing the recurrence of depression amongst the general public when patients practise mindfulness. Evidence shows that mindfulness also helps to prevent the onset of depression too.  http://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/about-mindfulness/mindfulness-and-depression/

Increases resistance to viruses and disease

A 2003 study by world-leading Neuro-scientist Richard Davidson, showed the even short-term practices of mindfulness led to a significant increase in the immune function, the body’s response mechanism to the presence of viruses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12883106

Helps combat alcohol…

The University of Washington has a team dedicated to research on reducing people’s abuse of alcohol. Their research shows a significantly lower rate of relapse to abuse of alcohol when practicing mindfulness on a regular basis. http://www.mindfulrp.com/Research.html

… and eating disorders

Recent research has shown that practising mindfulness can result in decreasing binge eating episodes, improving one's sense of self-control with regard to eating, and diminishing depressive symptoms linked to binge eating. 

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