Mindfulness

All the hype about mindfulness and why you should practice it is backed by hard science.
If you have heard that word a lot but still don’t quite get it, we recommend you keep reading.

What is mindfulness

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”
-Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness, the practice of nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness, has been proven to benefit everyone. Mindfulness is experiential and therefore provides us with in-the-moment insights. Slowing down, so you can recognize and name what is happening for you right now, gives incredible power; the power to understand your experience and respond in a conscious way.

Research studies have shown over and over that mindfulness practices, including meditation, change the brain and impact self-regulation, effective problem-solving capabilities, and dealing with chronic stress. Check out the links below to see what the experts say.

Mindfulness is a way to keep our brains healthy, focused and working more efficiently. Mindfulness can help us feel more clear, focused, and relaxed. Who doesn’t want that? Mindfulness doesn’t only benefit the mind. It can also positively impact our bodies and emotions by reducing stress, anxiety, and pain.
At the Anxiety Relief Center therapists are all well versed in mindfulness and how it can benefit you. If you are curious to learn more, we invite you to give us a call.

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Want to learn more about mindfulness and it’s benefits? Check out these articles.

NY times article- How Meditaition may change your brain
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/how-meditation-may-change-the-brain/?_r=0

Harvard Business Review-Mindfulness can literally change your brain
https://hbr.org/2015/01/mindfulness-can-literally-change-your-brain

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