Mindfulness supports our Physical Health
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of purposefully paying attention to your life experiences (internal and external), here and now, with kindness and curiosity.
The Mindfulness Movement Started With:
Jon Kabat -Zinn, Ph D. Molecular Biologist, Professor of Medicine, Director of The Stress Reduction Clinic and The Center of Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at UMASS Medical School; MBSR Program (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction); Author: Full Catastrophe Living; Mindful Parenting. JKZ first created the MBSR program to help individuals suffering from chronic illness, chronic stress, and chronic pain.
Research, Acceptance, and Exploration….
The Medical World: is appreciating the Mind-Body relationship and fostering participatory medicine, where the patient is not a passive recipient, but a real partner in healing. Mindfulness practice is well researched, scientifically proven, and now a common and respected form of integrative treatment.
Business Leaders: (Google and other large corporations) are bringing Mindfulness to the workplace with Weekly Mindfulness Meetings, which are known to increase creativity and productivity.
Politicians: Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio advocates Mindfulness in healthcare, schools, and the military (particularly Veterans), policemen and women as well; author: A Mindful Nation.
Education: Focused programs: Mindful Schools; Calmer Choice; Learn to Breathe; Mind Up; Inner Kids; Mind-Body Awareness Project for Incarcerated Youths, and many more developing in pockets across the country…
Mindfulness allows us to Stop, Observe, & Think
Some "Basic" Science behind Mindfulness
How we Practice Mindfulness
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