What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of consciousness that is easily accessed by simply paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, without judgement or agenda. In other words, it’s just simply abiding, noticing, watching, listening, without doing anything or figuring anything out.
What is Meditation?
Meditation, in general, is the application of mindfulness to study your thoughts. Yoga is the application of mindfulness to study your body and energy. So, mindfulness is the tool, the skill, and mediation is the application of that skill. There are thousands of styles of meditation and each one does different things. One of the things you will learn when you come for Intuitive Counseling is how to mediatate in a specific style that will support you optimally.
What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness?
Mindfulness has many benefits. Over the past two decades we’ve been able to look inside the active brain and now know precisely how mindfulness benefits us:
- Improves Overall Sense of Well-Being
- Reduces Worry and Anxiety
- Increases Joy and Satisfaction
- Improves Self-Esteem
- Enhances Attachment and Relationship with Others
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Reverses Heart Disease
- Enhance Sleep
- Improve Immune Functioning
- Decrease Chronic Pain
- Reduces Anxiety and Depression
- Decreases Addiction