Mindfulness is paying attention, in the present moment, and without judgment.
Mindfulness refers to a state of mind characterized by awareness and attention in the present moment. It is a way of bringing us back in touch with ourselves so that we can relate directly to whatever is happening in our lives right now with acceptance, curiosity, and non judgment.
Practical and simple to learn, easy to use and yet the benefits are immense. Mindfulness helps us to see more clearly our habitual reactions to pressure and stressful events and in each moment we discover ways of responding that are more accepting, kinder to ourselves and less damaging to our health and happiness.
Developed by Jon Kabat - Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for helping people to overcome stress, anxiety depression and pain. Mindfulness can be practiced by anyone young or old to help build resilience to the demands of everyday life and improve physical and emotional wellbeing.
Mindfulness is secular and of deeply practical benefit to anyone regardless of religion or belief. Although mindfulness is rooted in ancient contemplative traditions, the current growth of mindfulness is based on scientific evidence and has since been adapted for therapeutic applications.
The combined insights gained from mindfulness practices together with current scientific breakthroughs in understanding how the brain works, show how we can use our mind as a powerful and effective force to bring positive change and promote increased health, wellbeing and happiness for ourselves and others.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose in the present moment,
and non- judgmentally.
Jon Kabat- Zinn