With no religious connection, Mindfulness is for people from all walks of life, young or old. It may have its beginnings in the East, but the scientific community has found data positively confirming that mindfulness and meditation reduces stress and build focus.
Over the last thirty years researchers in neuroscience have explained how mindfulness meditation practices work, and this has accelerated its uses within traditional medicine. It has now become a tool that works with cognitive therapy, and most Universities in the United Kingdom have courses dedicated to its tuition.
What can Mindfulness do?
Using mindfulness techniques helps you to pay attention “on purpose” by practising specially developed meditation practices and mindful movements. Over time, users learn to slow down, focus and become aware of their emotions and thoughts before they take hold. It focuses us to live in the “now”.
Mindfulness meditation isn’t something that can be “won”, but something to be practiced and the more it is, the easier it becomes. By learning to experience the present moment as it really is, we develop the ability to step away from unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events, see things as they really are and respond to them wisely rather than on “auto pilot.”