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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Mindfulness is being fully awake to whatever arises in the present moment. It is a non-judgmental focused attention and innate capacity to know what is happening moment to moment.

Mindfulness is heartfulness, a curious investigation and spacious acceptance of what is with wholeheartedness and heartfulness.It means to set up a welcome mat with an open heart and kindness to ourselves and others.

It is accepting and recognizing what is here now and holding it in awareness. Mindfulness is like coming home. It is remembering and reconnecting with our being in the present moment which is the only time we have to learn, act, respond, feel and heal. It is also the only time we can truly connect. Mindfulness is relational.

“Knowing what you are doing while you are doing, it is the essence of mindfulness practice”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness based programes are proven to be beneficial for mental health and overall well-being. 

The WHO (World Health Organization) constitution states: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It influences how we manage stress, relate to our experiences, make healthy choices, are more creative and focused and enjoy life.

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Past participants of mindfulness courses have reported:

Feeling less stressed

More resilient to life’s demands challenges

Feeling more relaxed

Increased self-awareness and confidence

Increased sense of wellbeing

Relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia

Lower heart rate and blood pressure

Increase ability to cope with difficult situations

WHO recommends stress prevention programs as one of the ways to promote mental health.