Benefits of Mindfulness

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If you are asking what the benefits of mindfulness are, you are taking the first steps. Congrats, you are being mindful! You can add making it to this page a benefit of mindfulness! Very basically, mindfulness is awareness and experiential inquiry. As an initial practice, we ask that after you read this, comment below and tell us how you being mindful today has benefited you and how it can benefit you in the future.

The benefits of mindfulness are vast. So, we have broken them up into categories, this is by no means a comprehensive list:

Well Being and mental health
  • Boosts to working memory
  • Relieves rumination
  • Stress Reduction
  • Creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
  • Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life.
  • Savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities.
  • Relieves depression
  • Helps with substance abuse
  • Relieves eating disorders
  • Less emotional reactivity
  • Relieves anxiety disorders
  • Helps obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Relationship satisfaction
  • treat heart disease
  • lower blood pressure
  • reduce chronic pain
  • improve sleep
  • alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties
  • Become more efficient
  • Staying on task
  • Helps communication between coworkers
  • Inspire ideas
  • More energy
  • Become a better leader
  • Embrace criticism
  • Become a better listener
  • Increase capacity for learning
  • Develop observation skills
  • Emotional development
  • Being excited about new and mundane ideas
  • Increase self-compassion
  • Improve grades and behavior


This is just a small list regarding the benefits of mindfulness. Why not try it for yourself? Check out our retreat calendar for in-person mindfulness retreats or our online courses