Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment without judgment.
Mindfulness calls us to be accepting of where we are and how we are feeling. Through research from Jon Kabat-Zinn and others cited at The Greater Good Science Center, the benefits of mindfulness pervade every dimension of our well-being.
Learning mindfulness occurs when you practice it on a daily basis. The more one practices mindfulness, the more it becomes part of daily living. The longer you sit in mindfulness or walk mindfully, the more quickly you will begin to experience the benefits of this practice.
Initially, you may need to start with small increments of time, like five or ten minutes. On a really busy day, try to sit down and observe a few mindful breaths. Your body will soon learn how to soothe itself and become centered.
In addition to our Mindful Mondays and the Sanctuary Series by the Snite, additional resources for increasing your mindfulness include:
- Visit our Stress page for our mindfulness services.