MINDFULNESS is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment, and being fully engaged with the experience without judgement and distraction. The benefits of mindfulness are numerous and well-documented. Some of the benefits of mindfulness include:
- Reduced stress and improved mental health – mindfulness has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, leading to decrease in stress and anxiety.
- Increased focus of attention – mindfulness can improve the concentration, to enhance the working memory and the cognitive flexibility.
- Mindfulness can enhance self-acceptance – improving communication, empathy, relationship satisfaction, by fostering greater connection with yourself and others.
- Greater resilience – mindfulness has shown to improve coping skills, helping individuals better manage difficult emotions and situations.