The Relationship Between Mindfulness And Subjective Happiness

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Though state mindfulness was just as effective at relieving stress, individuals with higher trait mindfulness seemed to also be more optimistic. Findings suggest that this optimism in conjunction with mindfulness seems to make it easier for one to view obstacles as challenges rather than brick walls or threats. Akin and Akin (2015) conducted a study to examine the mediating role of coping competence in the relationship between mindfulness and subjective happiness. The study outlined four hypotheses that can be summarized by stating that mindfulness and coping competence are both positively associated with subjective happiness, with coping competence mediating the connection between mindfulness and subjective happiness. “Findings demonstrated that both coping competence and subjective happiness were predicted positively by mindfulness…subjective happiness was predicted positively with by coping competence…also coping competence mediated on the relationship between mindfulness and subjective happiness” (Akin & Akin, 2015). In other words, subjective happiness, the ability to cope effectively, and mindfulness all go hand in hand.
Pain Management
It has been known for some time that mindfulness can alleviate not only psychological pain, but physical pain as well. Indeed, as noted earlier, Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program was originally developed in order to help clients with chronic pain. How exactly this effect comes to exist remains elusive. Given the plethora of positive evidence…

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