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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

What is Mindfulness?

Definitions of Mindfulness:

“Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”  (Marlatt & Kristeller)

“Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn).

“The non-judgmental observation of the ongoing stream of internal and external stimuli as they arise.” (Baer)

“Awareness of present experience with acceptance.” (Germer, Segal, Fulton)

My own personal definition is: “Paying attention with openness, curiosity and flexibility.”

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The benefits of mindfulness

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Practising mindfulness helps you:

  • to be fully present, here and now
  • to experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings safely
  • to become aware of what you’re avoiding
  • to become more connected to yourself, to others and to the world around you
  • to become less judgmental
  • to increase self-awareness
  • to become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences
  • to learn the distinction between you and your thoughts
  • to have more direct contact with the world, rather than living through your thoughts
  • to learn that everything changes; that thoughts and feelings come and go like the weather
  • to have more balance, less emotional volatility
  • to experience more calm and peacefulness
  • to develop self-acceptance and self-compassion

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Mindfulness training has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based tool for enhancing psychological health.

It is empirically supported as an effective intervention in a wide range of clinical disorders, including chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse, and borderline personality disorder.

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