WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgementally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn (1994)
Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention. It is the mental faculty of purposefully bringing awareness to one’s experience. Mindfulness can be applied to sensory experience, thoughts, and emotions by using sustained attention and noticing our experience without reacting.
BENFITS OF MINDFULNESS
›Better focus and concentration
›Increased sense of calm
›Decreased stress & anxiety
›Improved impulse control
›Skillful responses to difficult emotions
›Increased empathy and understanding of others
›Development of natural conflict resolution skills