The Effects of Mindfulness Retreats on the Psychological Health of Non-clinical Adults: a Meta-analysis

  title={The Effects of Mindfulness Retreats on the Psychological Health of Non-clinical Adults: a Meta-analysis},
  author={Andrew S Mcclintock and Marcus A. Rodriguez and Noga Zerubavel},
ObjectivesMindfulness retreats are typically marketed to healthy adult populations as a means for optimizing psychological health. We conducted a meta-analysis of the effects of mindfulness retreats on the psychological functioning of relatively healthy adults.MethodsA comprehensive literature search using PsychINFO, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar yielded 19 studies. Studies varied in design, sample characteristics, retreat intensity and duration, and psychological outcomes… 
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