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What is Mindfulness?
It is not a new-age trend or a mystical trance. It’s a simple, easy to learn, scientifically proven meditation technique to relax, recharge and improve brain functioning. Mindfulness is recommended by the medical and mental health establishment to reduce stress, emotional and physical pain.
Why is it becoming so popular?
Although based on Buddhist meditation techniques centuries ago it has been transformed into a potent tool for helping people increase their self-awareness and inner peace. Over 1900 scientific studies have shown that mindfulness can:
▸ Reduce pain
▸ Improve depression and anxiety
▸ Increase a sense of well-being
▸ Bring about mental and physical relaxation
▸ Improve the structure of the brain
How is it practiced?
Mindfulness combines breathing exercises, mental focus on breathing sensations and monitoring of thoughts. The aim is to be in the present without any interfering thoughts. This brings about an increased awareness of everyday experiences, calmness and emotional regulation. No special skills are necessary to start.
Benefits of Mindfulness Training:
▸ Decreases depression, anxiety and pain
▸ No negative side effects
▸ Creates mental distancing from negative thoughts
▸ Helps create feelings of well-being and relaxation
▸ May reduce need for pain medication
What do you have to lose? Be Mindful! For an initial no-charge consultation call us at 847-227-8323.