The effects of mindfulness have been extensively studied over the past 35 years. Hundreds of studies have been published on the effects of mindfulness interventions, including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
Research demonstrates that mindfulness is effective both in the general population and in therapeutic settings. Mindfulness promotes a higher quality of life and brings about positive changes in cognitive and neurobiological functioning. Moreover, mindfulness transforms how individuals perceive themselves and the world, leading to transformative responses. This broad efficacy makes mindfulness valuable for many individuals.