Simply Mindful

Be here now

MINDFULNESS

THIS MEANS TO PAY ATTENTION IN A PARTICULAR WAY; ON PURPOSE; IN THE PRESENT MOMENT; AND WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.


“Being aware with what is happening right now without wishing it were different.”

– James Baraz

TRAIN THE BRAIN

Our minds wander about 50% of the time, but every time we practice being mindful, we are exercising our attention "muscle" and increasing our mental strength. We can take more control over our focus of attention, and choose what we focus on...rather than passively allowing our attention to be dominated by negative or distressful thoughts and emotions.


MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY- Designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.


MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION- The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively effect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity.

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Benefits and Treatment Use

Cognitive- Better Concentration, Enhances Creativity, Improves Memory


Physical- Improves Motor Skills, Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts the Immune System


Emotional- Improves Mood, Increased Self-Control and Will Power


Social-Greater Empathy and Compassion for Self and Others


Reduces Anxiety; Eases Depression; Alleviates PTSD; Reduces Psychosomatic Illnesses; Lessens Stress; Lessens Drug Addiction; Aids Smoking Cessation; Helps Weight Loss; Lessens Insomnia

Buddha

"The secret of health for the mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry abut the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

FUN FACTS ABOUT YOUR BRAIN!

Our mind can process 126 pieces of information at once!


Every day you have over 70,000 thoughts!


Information can go in between parts of your brain at a speed of 260 mph!

Mindfulness from east to west

MINDFULNESS IS A PHILOSOPHY THAT IS INCORPORATED IN ALL MAJOR BELIEFS AND RELIGIONS. IT IS NOT JUST A EASTERN PRACTICE.


IN HINDUISM IT IS USED IN TERMS OF YOGA AND DISCIPLINE.


IN BUDDHISM IT IS USED IN MEDITATION AND INSIGHT OF REALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS.


IN CHRISTIANITY MINDFULNESS EMBODIES THE CHRISTIAN TOKEN OF LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE AND CONNECTS YOUR BODY AS A TEMPLE TO HONOR AND EXPERIENCE GOD.


IN ISLAM, THE PRACTICE OF PEACE, PATIENCE, AND COMPASSION ARE MINDFULLY APPLIED THROUGH CONTROLLING YOUR REACTIONS, TEMPTATIONS, AND DESIRES.


IN JUDAISM, MINDFULNESS IS PRACTICED THROUGH THE READINGS OF THE QABBALA, IN DEEP AWRENESS WITH RELATIONSHIPS OF WORDS, LETTERS, NUMBERS, AND THEIR MEANING.