The Happiness Trap definition of Mindfulness
What is Mindfulness?
‘Mindfulness’ is a hot topic in Western psychology: increasingly recognised as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga. It involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and receptiveness. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a world authority on the use of mindfulness training in the management of clinical problems, defines it as: “Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Mindfulness is about waking up, connecting with ourselves, and appreciating the fullness of each moment of life. Kabat-Zinn calls it, “The art of conscious living.” It is a profound way to enhance psychological and emotional resilience, and increase life satisfaction.
Meditation and mindfulness isn’t just for mystics – it’s for anyone and everyone, regardless of age, ability or experience!
Posted on: September 10, 2016, by : Balance n Heal
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