The Power of Mindfulness
Learn powerful tools to relieve stress and live a life of ease.
stress in an epidemic
In our chaotic world, it’s normal to feel fragmented, distracted and disconnected. We live in a society that glorifies the idea of hustling. We often finish a work day feeling unmotivated, numb and uninspired.
Stress has become the baseline. It leads to anxiety, lack of focus, and even depression. If left unaddressed, stress can lead to chronic health issues and burnout.
It’s time to realize we don’t have to keep living our lives this way.
A POWERFUL ANTIDOTE IS MINDFULNESS
Research shows a regular mindfulness practice boosts energy, focus, communication and resilience. It is also one of the most effective practices at alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression.
The best part? Starting a mindfulness practice doesn’t have to be complicated. You can experience the benefits easily, quickly, and effectively.
I’m here to show you how. Let’s begin together.
What Mindfulness Means
Learn more about what mindfulness means, how it works and where it came from.
Mindfulness is a skill. An attitude. A way of being in the world.
It’s a practice anyone can learn. It’s available anytime. Anywhere.
When you are mindful you are fully present to the moment without judgement. You’re not worrying about the future or perseverating on the past. You are fully aware of what’s happening here and now. You notice and accept what’s happening inside you and around you. You’re not trying to change or control anything.
You’re simply here. Now.
Meditation is a mindfulness tool. Generally, it’s a seated practice with the intention of going inwards and simply observing your thoughts.
This practice helps you tap into non-judgmental, present moment awareness of mindfulness. It helps transform you into a receptive, relaxing state.
There are dozens of ways to meditate. And there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Some examples include guided meditation, silent meditation, body scan meditation, loving-kindness meditation, movement meditation, mantra meditation and transcendental meditation.
Remember back in school when you learned a new language or played a new sport? In the beginning, it feels and requires mountains of patience and concentration. However, over time and with practice, it becomes easier.
Similarly, this is how mindfulness works.
Mindfulness is like a workout for your brain. Like a muscle, the more you exercise your brain’s neural pathways, the stronger the connections become. As a result, your brain can literally transform through experience.
Mindfulness doesn’t prevent conflict from arising. However, when inevitable hardships bubble up, mindfulness helps you develop the inner strength and resilience to navigate the choppy seas with more ease, comfort and grace.
Mindfulness has its origin in ancient Buddhist meditation practices from 2,500 years ago. Today it’s increasingly taught in a secular form.
The founder of modern-day mindfulness is Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. He has been practicing mindfulness for almost 50 years. He brought mindfulness to the United States in the 1970s and founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation
Since the year 2000, we’ve seen unprecedented growth in mindfulness and meditation research. It scientifically validates hundreds of health benefits, including: