As mindfulness research and services are rapidly expanding in society, the mission of this Center is to:
- Perform high quality, methodologically rigorous research about the impacts of mindfulness on health, inclusive of multiple mindfulness intervention typologies.
- Provide collaborative, evidence-based resources to providers (e.g. hospitals, schools, businesses) in the state of Rhode Island and beyond who are interested in offering mindfulness-based interventions.
"Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally."
~Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
We are at a time in history when mindfulness research is rapidly expanding, and mindfulness has become a $1 billion industry in the United States alone. There is great need for methodologically rigorous research to help determine whether reported impacts of mindfulness on health are fad or fact, as well as the provision of evidence-based services to match the greatly increasing demand by community members, including schools, hospitals and businesses. The Mindfulness Center at Brown University leads initiatives in these areas. We collaborate with researchers and community-based mindfulness intervention providers across Brown University, the state of Rhode Island, nationally and internationally.