"Stress is inevitable, Distress is not." - Nelson & Hurrell
Since Prof Jon Kabat Zinn pioneered in 1979 by implementing mindfulness program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, more and more evidence based mindfulness interventions were developed and implemented in hospitals , schools and corporate.
Research on mindfulness related programmes suggests that it may have beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation and improvements to quality of life, etc.
Mindfulness is beneficial for anyone who is stressed, suffers from chronic illness or pain, or wants to have a better quality of life. Practising mindfulness helps one's to be less reactive towards stress and to be in control of one's life.