How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective

  title={How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective},
  author={Britta K. H{\"o}lzel and Sara W. Lazar and Tim Gard and Zev Schuman-Olivier and David R. Vago and Ulrich Ott},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={537 - 559}
Cultivation of mindfulness, the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment, produces beneficial effects on well-being and ameliorates psychiatric and stress-related symptoms. Mindfulness meditation has therefore increasingly been incorporated into psychotherapeutic interventions. Although the number of publications in the field has sharply increased over the last two decades, there is a paucity of theoretical reviews that integrate the existing literature into a comprehensive… 

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