There is so much talk about Mindfulness at the moment that it can be confusing understanding what Mindfulness is.
We can attributed the beginnings of Mindfulness to the work of Jon Kabat Zinn, a Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic. He also founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts.
His work is widely recognised as beneficial for stress, depression and anxiety across the world.
Mindfulness is now becoming established as a type of alternative therapy for many modern afflictions. It is a practice that is focused on developing a better understanding of our mind and how if left unguarded can cause us to suffer from stress, depression and other mental health problems.
Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism
Mindfulness is secular however it has its origins in Buddhist philosophy. It is a type of mind training, through consistent focus and over time it is believed we can rewire our brain. This is also a fundamental part of Neuroscience, the theory that our brain has plasticity, it can change.
There are many studies that show how our mind is evolving, how we can change our thoughts and habits over time with the right support.
what is mindfulness?
Simply put Mindfulness is a way of life. It requires a commitment to practice various techniques that raise awareness to living on autopilot.
The Mindfulness Approach teaches Mindfulness based on two aspects. The first being the formal practice, known as meditation. The second aspect is the informal part which is the daily incorporation of Mindfulness. Once Mindfulness becomes a practice, over time it will have a profound affect on your life.
At the Mindfulness Approach we teach Mindfulness as a practice, we teach our clients how to change their lives through living Mindfully. We don't promise an overnight cure, we promise a life long impact.
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