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Investigaciones que avalan el programa de Respira Vida Breathworks

Respira Vida Breathworks evidencias cientificasEn Respira Vida Breathworks queremos evaluar de manera continua los efectos de nuestro programa "Mindfulness para la salud MBPM", y propiciar un continuo desarrollo de investigaciones. Los detalles de los resultados y estudios publicados los puedes encontrar listados abajo.

En esta presentación se exponen los resultados de un estudio de investigación que evaluó el programa de Mindfulness para la Salud MBPM dos meses y medio después de haber finalizado el curso de 8 semanas (*)

* Cusens,B.,  Duggan, G.B., Kirsty Thorne, K y Burch, Vidyamala. (2010) Evaluation of the Breathworks Mindfulness-Based Pain Management Programme: Effects on Well-Being and Multiple Measures of Mindfulness [ Evaluación del programa de Atención Consciente Breathworks: efectos en el bienestar y múltiples medidas de anteción consciente]. Psychol. Psychother. 17, 63–78

Estudios cuantitativos y cualitativos Respira Vida Breathworks


Evidence of Success - Executive Summary

  • Breathworks Executive Summary: Living Well Programmes - Mindfulness Approaches to Health and Wellbeing
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Further documents can be read in conjunction with the Executive Summary:

  • Article 1. The evidence base for mindfulness based interventions for chronic pain
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  • Article 2. Mindfulness - definitions and description of its role in clinical settings
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  • Article 3. The distinction between mindfulness and other psychological therapies for the treatment of chronic pain
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  • Article 4. Table of quantitative evidence
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The full powerpoint of our research is also available as PDF download.


Quantitative Published Studies

1. Psychobiological correlates of improved mental health in patients with musculoskeletal pain after a mindfulness-based pain management program ("Correlación psicobiológica de una mejor salud mental en pacientes con dolor musculoesquelético tras un programa de MBPM")
Evidencias científicas surgidas de la aplicación del programa "Mindfulness para la salud MBPM" (Minduflness Pain Management) de Respira Vida Breathworks.
Christopher A. Brown, PhD and Anthony K. P. Jones, MD

Human Pain Research Group, University of Manchester Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK

Clinical Journal of Pain, 2013, Mar;29(3):233-44.

Abstract here 

This study, conducted by the Human Pain Research Group (within the Clinical Neurosciences Group at the University of Manchester), investigated the therapeutic mechanisms of mindfulness-based pain management in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Patients were assessed using a series of tests (such as sustained attention tasks, EEG scans and questionnaires) before and after the Breathworks Mindfulness for Health programme. The lead author stated that: "The Breathworks programme improved the mental well-being of patients and their sense of being able to control their pain symptoms. These improvements were related to changes in patterns of activity in brain regions involved with cognitive control and emotional regulation."  Further detailed studies are in the planning stages.

2. Evaluation of the Breathworks mindfulness-based pain management programme: Effects of well-being and multiple measures of mindfulness 

Cusens B1, Duggan GB, Thorne K, Burch V.
Clinical Psychology and Psychotheraphy. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):63-78. 

Abstract here

Further details are also available in the associated PhD thesis (Bryony Cusens, 2009, University of Bath).


Qualitative Published Studies

1. Experiencing Wellness Within Illness: Exploring a Mindfulness-Based Approach to Chronic Back Pain

Natasha J. Doran (PhD)

Qualitative Health Research, 2014, June, vol. 24, no. 6, pp 749-760

Abstract here

A longitudinal qualitative study that included sixteen people from the Breathworks programme. 

For more about this project:

  • A poster presentation (PDF download or HTML) from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Pain Society 2009
  • Powerpoint Presentation HTML summary of a subset of the results (powerpoint download)
  • Doran, N J (2007) Journeys through health-care: A qualitative study exploring perceptions and experiences of health seeking for chronic back pain in the north-west of England, (PhD Thesis). Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, School of Medicine, Division of Primary Care. University of Manchester, Quantitative Studies. pp 1 – 265. (Available from the John Rylands library, University of Manchester by inter-library loan or direct from the library.)

Other Studies

1. Department of Health – staff well-being pilot

At the beginning of 2013, Breathworks successfully bid to run an innovative wellbeing pilot for staff of the Department of Health at their main offices in London and Leeds, UK.  The programme was designed as a health and wellbeing support initiative for staff, and as a “proof of concept” study assessing benefits and challenges to wider implementation.

  • Statistically significant changes for the group as a whole included:
  • Reduced Perceived Stress.
  • Improvement in Satisfaction with Life.
  • Improved Wellbeing.
  • Reduced sense of isolation.
  • Less likely to be overwhelmed by painful thoughts and feelings.

2. Mindfulness and work preparedness pilot programme

Breathworks completed this inspiring and successful programme in collaboration with the Department of Health North West and National Health Service North West.

For more details see here


Current Research

Breathworks tiene en marcha un continuo programa de investigación con universidades y hospitales. Si te interesa hablar sobre algun tipo de colaboración por favor contacta a nuestro encargado de investigación, Colin Duff: colin.duff@breathworks.co.uk

Para información actualizada visita la página de Breathworks: http://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/research