Mindfulness in Lincolnshire

Does Mindfulness Work?

Learning to become more mindful can have benefits for everyone, not just those of us who may have specific problems.

Many people report that after attending a Mindfulness course they feel more self confident, and calmer.

In general, it may help us to increase our sense of well being and to help us be able to pay better attention at work or at home.

Many people have found Mindfulness to be of long term benefit with such problems as:

  • stress
  • chronic pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • multiple sclerosis
  • anxiety
  • panic
  • psoriasis
  • cancer
  • chronic fatigue
  • depression

There is also evidence from various studies suggesting that being mindful does have:

physical benefits, e.g. regulating stress, lowering heart beat and improving the immune system. 

emotional benefits, e.g. enhancing a sense of balance, well being, clarity and it may even increase empathy and improve relationships. There is evidence that meditation can actually rewire the brain. 

(Siegel, D.J. (2007)Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2007 December 2(4): 259–263.) 

One study found that people who did about 20 minutes of mindfulness practice per day, over about 8 weeks, in a busy business environment had a more powerful immune system at the end of just 8 weeks.

Mindfulness in Lincoln and the surrounding area