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    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present.

    When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

    Benefits of Mindfulness:

    1. It strengthened immune system and physiological responses to stress and negative emotions.
    2. It improved social relationships with family and strangers.
    3. It reduced stress, depression, and anxiety and increased well-being and happiness.
    4. It increased openness to experience, conscientiousness, and agreeableness and reduced negative associations with neuroticism.
    5. It led to greater psychological mindfulness, which included an awareness that is clear, non-conceptual, and flexible; a practical stance toward reality; and present attention to the individual’s consciousness and awareness.

     

    Because Mindfulness presents an effective method to get to know oneself, to reduce stress, and to live in the present moment, cultivating mindfulness is a powerful practice in therapy. Incorporating Mindfulness into therapy has been effective in treating many common mental health struggles. It’s being applied more and more, Mindfulness has further proven to help treat individuals suffering with personality disorders and bi-polar disorder. Having shown such positive results, Mindfulness has been integrated into clinical practice, with many therapists incorporating techniques and meditation into their methods.

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