Video: Mindful “Brain Boost”

BBC reporter David Sillito’s second installment of an ongoing look at the connection behind mindfulness meditation and science. 

Would eight weeks of the practice of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in fact reduce stress, or even, in the case of Sillito’s friend and case study Fiona Assersohn, chronic pain caused by Lupus? And what would a neuroscientist, or a pain researcher, say about all this? Find out here in Sillito’s followup.

Click here to watch the video.

Did you miss the first installment in this series? No problem—click here.

You may also want to check out Sillito’s audio piece, The Science of Silence, which not only presents the science of mindfulness, but also refers to how even the U.S. Marines are using it in their Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training program. (Also see Elizabeth Stanley give a presentation about the program here, at the Creating a Mindful Society conference livestream. Registration is free).