My husband recently had a heart attack and I am looking for ways to help him reduce stress in his life. Would the MSBR program be beneficial to him?
Yes, the Mindfulnes-Based Stress Reduction program would help and in fact research has shown that practicing mindfulness helps to reduce blood pressure, a key risk factor in heart disease. Mindfulness also helps family members and caregivers deal with the stress of a sick loved one.
Diane Reibel, PhD
Director, Mindfulness Institute
The Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals