Researchers from the UK reviewed 85 randomized controlled trials of brief mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and found that 79 of them positively impacted at least one health related outcome. Most of the interventions involved a single session of either mindful breathing exercises or general mindfulness instructions. The majority addressed symptoms of anxiety and depression, although other outcomes included emotion regulation, stress and cognitive outcomes. The authors concluded that brief MBIs “have the potential to be the initial steps leading to sustainable and positive health outcomes”.
Howarth A, Smith JG, Perkins-Porras L, Ussher M. Brief Mindfulness-Based Interventions Can Improve Health Related Outcomes- A Systematic Review. Mindfulness https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01163-1.
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