Being mindful is being at our happiest; performing at our most optimum, our most efficient. Being mindful is paying attention to what we’re doing right here and now. This is where the greatest happiness lays …
So … is this the type of happiness you experience every day?
Perhaps instead you believe you’re happiest when thinking about the great vacation you just had or about something you’re looking forward to in the near future?
If you answer YES to any of the following, Mindfulness could be right for you:
• Do I focus on ‘what if’ rather than ‘what is’?
• Do I find the speed of life too rapid?
• Am I taking on more and more rather than less?
• Do I find that stress affects my functioning?
• Is my physical well-being impacting on my life?
• Do I often experience distracted attention?
The cognitive aspects (mental processes) of Mindfulness can help us to also observe and regulate emotions better. These principles are at the core of how we manage states like depression or anxiety in a more mindful and effective way.
Scientific evidence of the effects of Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT) on disease and chronic pain as well as the direct and heavy impact on our physical wellbeing of stress, anxiety, fear, anger, hatred and depression, is rapidly becoming known. (1)
A 2013 medical study concluded, “MBT (Mindfulness-based Therapy) is an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems, and is especially effective for reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.” (2)
A 2015 medical study concluded that “evidence supports the use of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to alleviate symptoms, both mental and physical, in the adjunct treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, depression, anxiety disorders and in prevention in healthy adults and children.” (3) For more information, visit here.
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