The Benefits of MBSR

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone who is highly motivated to actively take part in enhancing their own health and well-being will benefit from training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). People participate for a variety of reasons including:

Stress in any aspect of life including work, family, finances, school, illness, aging, loss, or feeling uncertain, overwhelmed, or out of control.

Chronic illness and pain like headaches, high blood pressure, fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastro-intestinal problems, asthma, skin disorders, cancer, heart disease, and other conditions.

Emotional or psychological distress including anxiety, depression, panic, and sleep disturbances.

Sustaining health and wellness through learning self-care, greater life balance, better coping skills, and cultivating more comfort and ease.

Many choose to learn this approach because, though they feel physically well, they find the speediness of modern life leaves them feeling out of control, or they’re just feeling ill at ease or off-kilter.

Scientific Research

Over 30 years of extensive medical research, including pilot studies and large scale research, has clearly proven that MBSR can positively and substantially affect your ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological suffering while enhancing the quality of your life.

Studies in many academic medical centers have shown consistent, dependable, and reproducible indications of significant and clinically relevant decreases in medical and psychological symptoms in a wide range of medical conditions, including many different manifestations of chronic pain.

For more details visit: www.umassmed.edu/cfm and click on “Research”.