’Mindfulness’ is increasingly recognised as an effective way to increase fulfilment, reduce stress, raise self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and undermine destructive emotive, cognitive, and behavioural processes. While many people think mindfulness means meditation, this is not the full explanation.
Mindfulness is a mental state of openness, awareness and focus, and meditation is just one way amongst hundreds of
learning to cultivate this state. Mindfulness is an ancient practice involving consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, curiosity and flexibility. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a world authority on the use of mindfulness training in the management of clinical problems, defines it as: “Paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
” Mindfulness is about waking up, connecting with ourselves, and appreciating the fullness of each moment of life. Kabat-Zinn calls it, “The art of conscious living.” It is a profound way to enhance psychological and emotional resilience, and increase life satisfaction.
For more information on how your group or organisation might benefit from a Mindfulness workshops please contact the Carmelite Centre Office on 03 9690 5430 or firstname.lastname@example.org