That’s what Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Sara Lazar told the Mind & Matter conference in London.
After completing numerous studies at Harvard, she suggested that Mindfulness had an even more profound effect on the brain, including affecting brain matter that lead 50-year-olds who meditated to have similar performance in their frontal cortex to 25-year-olds.
After 2-months of a Mindfulness-based stress reduction programme, participants experienced less mind wandering. The amygdala, responsible for the “fight or flight” reaction in stressful situations, grew smaller.
But other conference speakers were also noted as saying that in order to get senior management to buy-in to the longer 6-8 week programmes, they would need data to back up the benefits.
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