Mindfulness training involves learning how to purposely pay attention—to be present, physically, both internally and externally—and be aware of experiences, but not consumed by them. For many people, this means learning how to make more purposeful choices, instead of reacting automatically to things in our lives we can’t control. Most important, mindfulness involves an intention to reduce or relieve suffering through cultivating kindness and compassion for oneself and others.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Learning How to Create Quiet and Calm
“My emotional make up is different, my responses are different. I no longer feel stressed or angry all the time.”
Mindfulness Training: A Gift to Yourself
“It’s gone beyond the initial focus of helping me deal with health issues. It’s helped me improve so many aspects of my life like recognizing and coping with depression and anxiety and improving my relationships with my family and friends,”