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. It is abiding, noticing, watching, and listening. Meditation takes many forms, most include mindfulness.
What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness?
Mindfulness retrains the brain. Daniel Siegel in his early research discovered that “where neurons fire, they can rewire”. This has become a mantra in mindfulness and healing communities. The benefits of a mindfulness practice include creating new neural networks for self-observation, positive thinking, and overall experiences of well-being.
Modern Neuroscience reveals 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