What Do We Really Know About Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

  title={What Do We Really Know About Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?},
  author={Scott R. Bishop},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a clinical program, developed to facilitate adaptation to medical illness, which provides systematic training in mindfulness meditation as a self-regulatory approach to stress reduction and emotion management. There has been widespread and growing use of this approach within medical settings in the last 20 years, and many claims have been made regarding its efficacy. This article will provide a critical evaluation of the available state of… 
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