Can these practices make significant changes in stress symptoms? The answer is YES!
Stress symptoms showed marked declines in their frequency at three months, with more significant reduction at 6 months, as compared to our waitlist control group. MBSR and Stress Proofing participants experienced significant reductions in stress symptoms at 3 and 6 months, and Daily Examen participants experienced significant reductions at 6 months.
Likewise, anxiety symptoms were monitored over the 6-month period for all participants and similar declines were measured for all three interventions. All three interventions saw significant changes at 6 months, and MBSR and Stress Proofing also saw improvements at 3 months.