We can now witness what happens in the brain during mindfulness meditation, and we can understand how such a deceptively simple method has the potential to bring about many lasting positive changes in our day to day lives.
A Definition of Mindfulness
“Awareness that arises through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Mindfulness has become an increasingly popular concept in health care and psychology, based on clinical trials which have shown its effectiveness in helping people deal with stress in a wide range of settings. But what exactly is it, and how can we use it to help us in daily life?
Mindfulness is a skill which, once learnt, and when practiced regularly, has the potential to enhance all aspects of our lives, including our working lives. It is not a magical quick fix, but neither is it just the latest fad.