Mindfulness: Theoretical Foundations and Evidence for its Salutary Effects

  title={Mindfulness: Theoretical Foundations and Evidence for its Salutary Effects},
  author={Kirk Warren Brown and Richard M. Ryan and J. David Creswell},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  pages={211 - 237}
Interest in mindfulness and its enhancement has burgeoned in recent years. In this article, we discuss in detail the nature of mindfulness and its relation to other, established theories of attention and awareness in day-to-day life. We then examine theory and evidence for the role of mindfulness in curtailing negative functioning and enhancing positive outcomes in several important life domains, including mental health, physical health, behavioral regulation, and interpersonal relationships… 
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