The Mindful Mindset: Stress-Health Pathways


J. David Creswell

(Carnegie Mellon University)

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Date: December 2, 2015


Over the last decade there has been significant interest in mindfulness and mindfulness training interventions for health. But little is known about how this mindset of being open and receptive to present moment experience (‘mindfulness’) might affect health over time. In this talk I will describe current theory on mindfulness, and a series of studies we have conducted that depict potential brain and physiological stress reduction pathways linking mindfulness with a broad range of health outcomes. Discussion will focus on a consideration of the underlying psychological mechanisms of these mindfulness-stress reduction-health links.

Created: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015