Outcomes and Research

Since 1979, the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society has been dedicated to investigating and understanding the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through pilot investigations, small studies, and large-scale research funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

From inception, MBSR research at the University of Massachusetts and other academic medical centers has shown consistent, reliable, and reproducible demonstrations of major and clinically-relevant reductions in medical and psychological symptoms, across a wide range of medical diagnoses, including chronic pain conditions, over the eight weeks of the MBSR program. Maintenance of these changes continues, in some cases, up to four years of follow up.

Links and Resources

Local Meditation Groups and Retreats
Mindful in Memphis 

Monthly Research Updates on Mindfulness
American Mindfulness Research Association 

Published Research on MBSR
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society