"Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us."
A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
What is Mindfulness Training?
An interesting thing about mindfulness is that it’s a quality that every human being already has, you just have to learn how to access it and strengthen it. Mindfulness has become somewhat of a “hot topic” in the Western world; however, it is a centuries old practice.
Being mindful helps:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase relaxation
- Enhance performance
- Gain insight and awareness through observing our own mind
- Increase attention to others’ well-being
- Suspend judgment and increase curiosity about our inner selves.
These are just a few of the many ways mindfulness is helpful. It has a strong scientific backing, with research supporting its positive impact on heart disease, lower blood pressure, reducing chronic pain, improving sleep, and alleviating gastrointestinal difficulties. If you search mindfulness, you will find never ending articles highlighting its benefits and how “life changing” it can be. I can go on and on explaining how beneficial it is; however, the more important point is “how do you do mindfulness?”
Mindfulness is inherent in almost all the work I do because it is central to healthy emotional and mental functioning. I offer Mindfulness Training as a service on it’s own due to how helpful it can be for anyone who is interested. We already have the ability to be present, and mindfulness doesn’t require us to change who we are. We can find and build these innate qualities with simple practices that are scientifically backed to benefit ourselves, our loved ones, our co-workers, and even the larger world we live in.
Although we all have the ability to be mindful, it can be difficult to figure out how to do it and to truly understand the somewhat abstract concept.
Through Mindfulness Training, I will help you:
- Determine what your baseline level of mindfulness is.
- Understand how mindfulness works and learn about it in a more concrete way.
- Practice in-session with me how to do mindfulness.
- Identify ways in your day to day routine that you can be more mindful.
- Highlight areas of life that you could benefit from being more mindful.
- Develop a deeper knowledge of and connection with your natural ability to be mindful.
- Address questions or concerns you have about what mindfulness is or how to practice it.
Is Mindfulness Training for me?
Mindfulness Training would be for you if you are interested in:
- Being more present in your life.
- Connecting with yourself on a deeper level.
- Reducing stress and anxiety.
- Increasing general well-being.
- Practicing healthy self-care.
- Being more organized, focused, and attentive.
- Being a better listener.
- Preventing burnout.
- Increasing quality of life, work-life balance, and relationships.
There are many more ways being more mindful can and will be helpful for you! I am passionate about mindfulness and have seen the amazing impact it can have in people’s lives, professionally and personally.
The best way to determine if Mindfulness Training would be helpful for you is to contact me for your complimentary 15-minute consultation!