Despite the fact that mindfulness has been practised for thousands of years in the East, it was Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn (1982) who first recognised the potential for a therapy in modern day clinical settings, finding that mindfulness-based interventions could effectively reduce negative factors such as psychological distress in those living with chronic back pain. Since such discoveries, mindfulness has become an extremely popular topic for psychologists, with over 4000 scientific studies being published. Studies have found mindfulness meditation to benefit a huge variety of health conditions, for example:
At Breathworks, we aim to continually evaluate the clinical effects of our mindfulness-based pain management programme and to maintain an ongoing programme of research partnerships and collaborations. To find out more about our findings and partnership opportunities, please explore the following areas below.
We conduct a rigorous evaluation process, with senior clinical and academic guidance. Full impact summaries and updates are available here.
The positive outcomes of our mindfulness programmes have been demonstrated in a number of published psychological papers including both quantitative and qualitative research.
We are engaged in an on-going programme of research with university and hospital partners which in turn will help to make the case for larger clinical trials.