There are many reasons to consider mindfulness.
If you are visiting this page, welcome!
Perhaps you heard about mindfulness somewhere and are curious about all the hype surrounding the concept of mindfulness.
Or maybe you are at a point where you want to make lifestyle changes, like eating better, trying to get enough sleep, exercising, or taking up yoga.
Perhaps you have tried meditation, and it really hasn’t worked for you (many of our clients have said that to us); but you know it is supposed to be good for your mind.
We are so glad you are visiting this page to learn more about mindfulness!
Mindfulness helps alleviate stress in your life.
Simply put – mindfulness is about being present in the moment or knowing what you are thinking and feeling in the moment. Knowing this helps you to respond rather than react to situations.
It helps you to be way more effective!
It helps reduce your own stress and the stress you may be putting on others in your life.
Mindfulness makes you more self-aware.
Mindfulness helps you know your state of mind at any given moment.
If you don’t know how to recognize your state of mind or don’t self-check to recognize your state of mind, you are not alone! It is a skill that many don’t understand.
Learning mindfulness will increase your self-awareness in this area and help you be a better friend, partner, and parent!
Mindfulness increases awareness of your thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness is a scientifically, empirically supported practice that has proven benefits, such as improving metacognitive awareness. This means knowing what your brain is thinking about.
It decreases rumination, like when you cannot stop thinking about the same thing over and over. It helps you recognize and process emotions better, thus improving emotional regulation.
It enhances your ability to pay attention and focus, which helps you remember things better.
Mindfulness helps address anxiety and depression.
Did you know that mindfulness is a foundational skill in combating anxiety and depression? Yes, it is that important!
Mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety.
How? Well, it all has to do with how mindfulness changes regions of your brain that produce chemicals that improve your mood, as well as regions of your brain associated with stress (like grey matter in the amygdala).
MRI studies have shown that mindfulness changes parts of the brain associated with creativity and with memory (like the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus).
You will notice after practicing mindfulness that you are able to think about things with more flexibility and not become stuck in the same way of thinking anymore.
Mindfulness also helps you make decisions more effectively.
Similarly, mindfulness has health benefits.
It improves the immune system!
And you may notice that you don’t feel pain as intensely when you practice mindfulness.
Being mindful benefits your entire life.
When your awareness and appreciation for things you see, taste, touch, and hear improves, so does your life!
When you can regulate your emotions better and feel more “balanced,” your relationships improve.
Mindfulness will not take away challenging or painful situations. Those are a part of life. But what mindfulness can do is help you to tolerate the distress you feel when you are experiencing those crisis times.
Become mindful and change the way you feel.
Learning the practice of mindfulness is one simple thing you can do to improve the way your feel!
Call today, and we will teach you how.