Headspace - Meditation Made Simple


The science behind meditation

The techniques used within the Headspace app have been refined and developed over many centuries. Their aim is to cultivate awareness and compassion dotcom-science-icons-compassion so we can better understand both the mind and the world dotcom-science-icons-world around us. The additional health benefits that occur with regular meditation are helpful byproducts.

At Headspace, we’re committed to moving the science dotcom-science-icons-science of mindfulness forward dotcom-science-icons-time. We want to understand how the benefits of in-person meditation training translates to app-based dotcom-science-icons-app meditation training.

A number of studies dotcom-science-icons-microscope have already tried to answer this question1 and have initially found that online mindfulness training does produce results similar to in-person training. There’s also a large body of evidence backing in-person mindfulness-based training dotcom-science-icons-weights programs like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. These programs have proven effective dotcom-science-icons-battery in supporting both healthy populations suffering routine stress2 and clinical populations experiencing disorders or pathology including anxiety3, depression4, insomnia5, cancer6, and chronic pain7.


Brilliant things happen in calm minds


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