HOW DOES MINDFULNESS HELP

Mindfulness helps us to achieve a calm, peaceful and relaxed being state of mind.  When getting into the habit of being mindful it means that we start to notice our thoughts, feelings and sensations rather than reacting to, or being consumed in them.  We can create some distance from our experiences and have more choice about how to deal with them.  By focusing on our breath, body or senses we find an inner calm place where we can observe, and acknowledge how we think and feel,and also be compassionate and accepting of ourselves.  Working with mindfulness can help with the following:

– reduce anxiety, negative thinking, automatic negative thoughts

– reduce the overwhelm in feeling, and reduce difficult feelings

– reduces stress

– reduces the fight and flight response

– increases a calm mind and relaxed body

– enables the mind and body to rest from doing

– increases clear thinking and decision making

 

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