EDUCATION & PRACTICE
Mindfulness interventions can improve the mental, emotional, social, and physical health and wellbeing of young people, including reductions in stress, depression, and anxiety.
"Mindfulness creates changes in the brain that correspond to less reactivity, and better ability to engage in tasks even when emotions are activated. (“Research on Mindfulness” at Mindfulschools.org)
Meditation increases focus, memory, and compassion, according to a range of studies. Yet only 8% of us do it.
(“Stop Meditating Alone—For Productivity Gains, It’s A Team Sport”)
Many of the largest U.S. companies, such as General Mills, Ford, Target and Google, have fostered mindful practices among their employees from the factory floor to the executive suite.
("The Societal Effects of Mindfulness in Business")
Mindfulness training resulted in productivity gains of $3,000 per employee at Aetna, an 11-to-1 return on investment.
("Does it Pay Off? The True R.O.I. of Mindfulness in Business")