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The Power of Mindfulness

Jan Macfarlane - Author First published: Last updated:

The Positive Psychology Wellbeing Toolkit for Nurses Series - The Power of Mindfulness

This is the third article of The Positive Psychology Wellbeing Toolkit for Nurses Series

Key points

  • Evidence based practice shows how mindfulness has positive effects on mental health and psychological well-being
  • Transferability to clinical practice is the main area where these qualities are required to help maintain attention, process complex information, meet objectives and find stability and resilience
  • There is a significant improvement in work satisfaction when nurses self-report mindfulness skills which indicate the importance of developing it in workplace settings

This third article outlines a range of mindfulness based interventions that recognises the importance of maintaining staff wellbeing.

Evidence based practice shows how mindfulness has positive effects on mental health and psychological well-being such as depression, anxiety and stress, physical health related to pain and physical impairment ,as well as in the quality of intimate relationships

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