What is Mindfulness
It is a practice that helps you move towards a life of balance, choice and greater participation. Training in Mindfulness will allow you to respond with clarity and wisdom rather than reacting from habitual patterns. Mindfulness is not a commodity that you “get” or un-get. We all already have this capacity as sentient humans although it is underdeveloped.
In short , mindfulness is three things:
- A quality of being more present and aware
- A practice , mindfulness meditation is what you do in order to develop the inner quality .
- An outcome – Before long you ‘ll notice outcome benefits of calm, clarity, more tuned into yourself and others, more engaged and centered , a more relaxed body and more wisdom in how to work with everyday challenges. Thanks to neuroplasticity, the brain and mind change.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a meditation training course created by Jon Kabat Zinn PhD and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979, the MBSR course integrates transformative Eastern practices with contemporary Western scientific knowledge of the brain and human body. Forty years after it has changed our understanding of stress and pain management. MBSR is taught globally in workplaces, offices and health settings.
This course is what kicked of the mindfulness revolution and the many offshoots.