Comprehensive Benefits of Mindfulness and Rationale at TCU
Mindfulness has shown to have a major impact on overall well-being. It increases levels of perceived control and improves overall health and happiness. It decreases levels of stress reactivity which decreases levels of depressive symptoms. It increases coping resources to decrease stress levels. It increases self-esteem that enables individuals to interact with others more confidently and with less social anxiety. It increases attention to eating which decreases chances of being overweight or obese. It increases attention and acceptance that decreases impulsivity. It reduces rumination and worry that increases sleep duration, efficiency, quality, and latency. It enhances individuals? ability to handle relational stress and have more constructive conflicts. If we incorporate mindfulness at TCU, we could see a reduction in prevalent issues on campus such as stress, relationship issues, and alcohol abuse.