Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Simply put, mindfulness is experiencing the present moment without judgement. There are infinite ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life from eating mindfully, taking a mindful walk, to sitting down and doing a meditation.

What are the proven benefits of mindfulness?

According the American Psychological Association (APA), there are many benefits to mindfulness including:

  • Reduce ruminating thoughts
  • Reduce depressive symptoms
  • Reduce stress
  • Boost working memory
  • Increase focus
  • Stabilize emotional reactivity
  • Increase relationship satisfaction

Practicing mindfulness through meditation

One way to practice mindfulness is to do a guided meditation. Enjoy these guided meditations recorded by our very own staff!

Square Breathing

 

Leaves on a Stream

 

Inner Differentiation Meditation

Meditation Apps

If you want to practice your meditation skills even more, you can download an app to your smartphone and listen to them while you’re on the train headed to work or school, or when you get home and need a moment to unwind and reconnect with the present. Insight Timer and Head Space are two popular apps that are available to download for free on your Android or Apple device.