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the
sciencebased
benefits of
mindfulness
Research says that engaging in mindfulness
meditation can reduce chronic pain as well as
symptoms of depression and anxiety and can
be a building block to a happier mind.

BY SUSAN WILEY, MD, MINDFULNESS PROGRAM MANAGER,
PREFERRED EAP, AND CO-FOUNDER, CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS,
LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

W

ith a stronger awareness of mental health during
COVID-19, the term " mindfulness " has appeared
more often in news stories and social media. This
awareness and increasing acceptance are bolstered by
a growing body of scientific evidence that is giving mindfulness new
credibility and respect beyond the yoga studio to broader practical
applications for wellness and adjunctive treatment.
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