There is a wealth of research on the psychological benefits of mindfulness and meditation. The worrying thing is the tendency for these concepts to be misinterpreted by the popular media.
Mindfulness based practices, while based firmly in Eastern philosophy, have a strong scientific evidence base which underscores the value we can gain in terms of:
Developing awareness and focus
These impacts can be seen at both the neuropsychological and the behavioural levels.
At Merge Programs, we offer group programs and classes aimed at providing an academic understanding of mindfulness and meditation, as well as supporting ongoing practice of these methods.