15 Benefits of Mindfulness

15th December 2017 // By Dhyan Praveshika Team // HomeArticles

1. Reduces mental rumination
2. Improves working memory capacity
3. Helps sustain attention and suppress distracting information: improves academic performance and efficiency at work.
4. Individuals experience fewer depressive symptoms. Mindfulness- based cognitive therapy (MBCT) helps in treatment of depression.
5. Increases cognitive flexibility, e.g. Helps develop the skill of self-observation.
6. Reduces stress, anxiety and somatic distress: enhances intuition and helps in fear modulation.
7. Leads to brain changes that protect it against mental illness by increasing axonal density and producing protective tissue (myelin) around the axons.
8. Improves ability to use emotion regulation strategies (experience emotion selectively)
9. Relationship satisfaction: improves an individual's ability to respond well to relationship stress and improves the skill to communicate emotions to your partner.
10. Makes the immune system stronger, therefore ensuring physical well-being.
11. Reduces psychological distress and disorders like OCD, addiction, insomnia, recovery with cancer, etc.
12. Reduces age and race related implicit biases.
13. Increases self- compassion and body appreciation.
14. Let’s you know your true-self: helps you see yourself beyond those rose coloured glasses.
15. Among the elderly, mindfulness helps boost their health by reducing the expression of genes linked with inflammation and also helps decrease feelings of loneliness.

Dhyan Praveshika Team