Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing. We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong.
Publication date: June 2014 Source:Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 8, Issue 6 Author(s): Caitlin M. Conner , Susan W. White Mindfulness-based interventions may reduce parents’ stress and improve parent–child relationships.
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Mindfulness meditation programs had moderate evidence of improved anxiety (effect size, 0.38 [95% CI, 0.12-0.64] at 8 weeks and 0.22 [0.02-0.43] at 3-6 months), depression (0.30 [0.00-0.59] at 8 weeks and 0.23 [0.05-0.42] at 3-6 months), and pain (0.33 [0.03- 0.62]) and low evidence of improved stress/distress and mental health–related quality of life. We found low evidence of no effect or insufficient evidence of any effect of meditation programs on positive mood, attention, substance use, eating habits, sleep, and weight. We found no evidence that meditation programs were better than any active treatment (ie, drugs, exercise, and other behavioral therapies).
Take home: meditation-based programs ( 3 to 12wks) can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and stress in clinical populations with low evidence for improvement of positive mood, attention or sleep.