According to recent scientific research:

Meditation Improves Interpersonal Relationships

Evidence indicates that trait mindfulness predicts relationship satisfaction, ability to respond constructively to relationship stress, skill in identifying and communicating emotions to one’s partner, amount of relationship conflict, negativity, and empathy.

People with higher trait mindfulness reported less emotional stress in response to relationship conflict and entered conflict discussion with less anger and anxiety.

Davis & Hayes, PSU
American Psychological Association

Meditation Decreases Anxiety & Depression

Studies indicate that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive therapy (MBCT) have broad-spectrum antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects and decrease general psychological distress. MBCT is strongly recommended as an adjunctive treatment for unipolar depression. They both have efficacy as adjunctive interventions for anxiety symptoms.

George E. Wahlen MDUniversity of Utah

Meditation Reduces Chronic Stress

Mindfulness‐based stress reduction (MBSR) has been found to reduce psychological distress and improve psychological adjustment in medical, psychiatric, and nonclinical samples. We examined its effects on several processes, attitudes, and behavior patterns related to emotion regulation. In conclusion, mindfulness training increases awareness in daily life and has beneficial impact on clinically relevant emotion regulation processes.

Multiple contributorsDuke University Medical Center

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