Improves Staff Health and Well-being
Combats stress, reduces anxiety
A whole series of clinical trials around the world over the past thirty years have shown that practising mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety in people, and help prevent recurrence in these conditions.
Studies at The University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre show remarkable results in reducing the recurrence of depression amongst the general public when patients practise mindfulness. Evidence shows that mindfulness also helps to prevent the onset of depression too. http://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/about-mindfulness/mindfulness-and-depression/
Increases resistance to viruses and disease
A 2003 study by world-leading Neuro-scientist Richard Davidson, showed the even short-term practices of mindfulness led to a significant increase in the immune function, the body’s response mechanism to the presence of viruses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12883106
Helps combat alcohol…
The University of Washington has a team dedicated to research on reducing people’s abuse of alcohol. Their research shows a significantly lower rate of relapse to abuse of alcohol when practicing mindfulness on a regular basis. http://www.mindfulrp.com/Research.html
… and eating disorders
Recent research has shown that practising mindfulness can result in decreasing binge eating episodes, improving one's sense of self-control with regard to eating, and diminishing depressive symptoms linked to binge eating.