Evidence Map of Mindfulness is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. It is prepared by: Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center.

This evidence map of mindfulness provides an overview of “mindfulness” intervention research and describes its volume and focus. It also summarizes patient outcomes as reported in systematic reviews of randomized controlled trial evidence.

Most research is available for general overviews on health benefits or psychological wellbeing. Reviews on chronic illness, depression, substance use, somatization, distress, and mental illness included 10 or more RCTs. Reviews suggest differential effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and other mindfulness-based interventions, and definitions of “mindfulness-based” varied. 

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About the author 

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]

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