Efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): A Brief Overview

  • Aishwarya Raj Clinical Psychologist, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Pradeep Kumar Consultant, Psychiatric Social Work, SIMH, Pt. Bhagwat Dyal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak


Mindfulness has surged popularity over decades and its applicability has been seen across a wide range of physical
illness as well as psychiatric disorders specially anxiety and depression. The basic principle behind mindfulness
practice is that it helps the individual alter their relationship with traumatic or painful thoughts and emotions.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a form of practice and training for individuals with psychological and
emotional due to life events, physical conditions, physical pain and reduce stress and anxiety symptoms, negative
feelings improve general mental health and functioning. It has been seen to be beneficial in promoting recovery
beyond the acute treatment of a disorder. It can be used to promote wellbeing amongst participants.This review aims
to define meditation and mindfulness and provide an overview of development of MBSRacross psychiatric disorders
and integrates researches across them and also to elucidate specific ways MBSR may be helpful and avenues for
future research.
Keywords: Meditation, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Efficacy, Mental Health

Mar 22, 2019
How to Cite
RAJ, Aishwarya; KUMAR, Pradeep. Efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): A Brief Overview. Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation, [S.l.], p. 73-81, mar. 2019. ISSN 2454-6437. Available at: <http://jdmronline.org/index.php/jdmr/article/view/60>. Date accessed: 18 apr. 2019.
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