Mindfulness to Prevent Anxiety, Depression, and Stress

In this article, meditation researchers offer evidence, both empirical and narrative, to support the preventative effects of mindfulness and meditation. In particular, these contemplative practices have a preventative effect on anxiety, depression, stress, and other psychological health issues. One researcher, recently retired Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, notes, however, that "a lot of people think it [meditation and mindfulness] will cure everything. But we know there is nothing that cures everything."


Derbyshire, D. February 22, 2014. "Should we be mindful of mindfulness?" The Guardian.