What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention to the present moment that is beneficial in dealing with stress, anxiety and psychological conditions like depression.
It helps us be more present to our body, thoughts, and feelings so that we are better able to understand and manage them in a less reactive and judgmental manner.
Practicing mindfulness can lead to very deep levels of calmness, and inner balance, as well as a greater sense of control, more effective coping with stressful situations, and an increase in self-esteem.
The benefits of Mindfulness
Life in modern society often leads people to feel stressed, irritable, and exhausted. The practice of mindfulness has proven to be effective in:
- Reducing stress and anxiety.
- Recognising and slowing down, or stopping, automatic and habitual reactions.
- Enhancing focus and concentration
- Achieving balance and resilience at work and home
- Coping with chronic pain
- Improving sleep quality
Is Mindfulness for everyone?
In principle, everyone can benefit from practicing mindfulness and learn to be in contact with herself in the present moment.
Please note that there are some conditions and life events for which participants are encouraged to seek other treatments. A partial list of conditions or life situations may include addictions, thoughts or attempts of suicide, recent or unresolved trauma, as well as being in the middle of major life changes.