Mindfulness has been an aspect of many religious and meditative practices, but that does not mean it has to be practiced as part of a religion.
Mindfulness is very different than our regular way of thinking. Modern research, including brain scans, is showing that regular practice of mindfulness can successfully treat depression, anxiety, improve executive functions of the brain, improve sleep, and lead to better health. Experts in the field have found over 1500 scientific studies showing important benefits of regular Mindfulness.
While there are different types of mindful practices, the underlying principle is moment-by-moment, intentional, hovering conscious awareness of one’s experience, without judgment. It may be helpful to think of this as Mind & Heart-fulness.
We sometimes use regular Mindfulness practice in our work with people. Mindfulness rewires our brains in the direction of health and optimal development.
For a great summary about Mindfulness, visit Ted Talks and watch Dr, Shauna Shapiro present on the Power of Mindfulness. She has been studying it since 1999. Other experts in this are: Jon Kabat Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach.
For a life you value; Minds Transforming Lives.
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