Mindfulness has far-reaching health benefits.
Exciting new findings in neurogenesis and neuroplasticity are now suggesting that mindfulness practice can actually change brain pathways.
That’s a huge step forward because it can lead to important applications for our work.
Among the many things that we know about mindfulness, research has shown that:
- Becoming more attuned to ourselves and others with mindfulness practices can improve our own sense of well-being and our attitude toward our patients (MS Krasner)
- Brain areas have been shown to grow in mindfulness meditators (S Lazar)
- The mindful practice of journal writing is good for both your immune system and sense of well-being (JW Pennebaker)
But only if we know how to integrate mindfulness into our healing protocols can we bring our patients the full benefit of its potential.
NICABM has brought the global community of practitioners together to consider mindfulness in medicine and psychotherapy.
Check out more on our mindfulness programs.
Meanwhile, leave a comment and let us know what you think. Do you use mindfulness in your work? How is it going? Are there any questions you’d like us to cover?