Show 307 - Quick Look at Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

In this episode, a quick look at mindfulness-based stress reduction.

The end of the year stuff is coming up early this year so quick episodes are probably going to be in the mix for the next few weeks. 

 If I can even get to an episode at all, it's that busy too much to do and not enough time. 

However, my news feed blew up with articles, about a study about mindfulness-based stress reduction, The headlines, in many of these new stories were something like mindfulness works just as well as medicine. 

In this episode, a quick look at the study and some resources so that you can do a deeper dive than most of mainstream media.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

The JAMA Network Abstract on the MBSR Clinical Trial

NPR One Minute Listen on the clinical trial.

Medline Pro page on Escitalopram/Lexapro

Mindfulness and Health Institute - Programs and Virtual Classes 

Google Books preview copy of the book Full Catastrophe Living Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness published by Random House Publishing Group 

2024 Update: The website seems to be offline. The University of San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Health has multiple on-line courses in MBSR for 2023.

On the east coast there is the Mindfulness and Health Institute s they also have classes in MBSR. has an informative page about How to Meditate with Anxiety, with a word or two on MBSR.


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