Mindfulness is not a treatment. Mindfulness can be learned and cultivated through practice. To practice mindfulness means to experience things as they are happening, without labeling, categorizing, or judging, in the present moment.
Practicing mindfulness can help with reducing stress and achieving a sense of well being. It improves executive and cognitive function, efficiency, and flexibility; enhances perceptual receptivity and openness; and brings sharpness and clarity of thought. A growing body of evidence demonstrates the benefits of mindfulness practice for the treatment of depression, anxiety, attention-deficit disorder, chronic pain, and addictions.
The Science Behind Mindfulness