What is Mindfulness?

We often focus on past experiences and emotions or we are constantly thinking about what might happen next and what the future might hold. Humans are “bundles of habits,” often unaware of what we are doing. This leads us to live on “auto pilot.” Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment without making judgments.

It teaches us a way of BEING rather than DOING and to allow us to step back from automatic behaviors and habitual thought patterns, to see things more clearly. Research demonstrates that mindfulness can improve our brain’s ability to process information, reduce brain related problems in old age, strengthen our immune system, lift our mood and reduce stress. In addition, it is now being used in a wide variety of setting including in business, hospitals, prisons, courtrooms, schools, colleges, and universities. Mindfulness can be practiced by anyone at any time. Mindfulness is for people who want to be more fully aware, to improve their overall quality of life, and live life to the fullest.

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