Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness involves first the self-regulation of attention so that it is maintained on immediate experience in the moment. Secondly, it consists of adopting an orientation of openness, curiosity, and acceptance toward that experience.

Mindfulness has been demonstrated to have significant improvements on anxiety, major depression, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, substance abuse, psoriasis, and quality of life for cancer patients. Practitioners report being able to cope more effectively with difficult situations, have more empathy and compassion, have better memory, and pay better attention.
References: Bishop et al. (2004); Baer (2003); and Lazar (2013)