"Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing". - JON KABAT-ZINN
Mindfulness with Mindful Edinburgh is...
... a combination of attitudes, techniques, and ways of being which as we learn to embody them, can enable us to be more present to what is happening, while it is happening. Sounds simple. It is. Yet as with most things in life, it takes practice.
So why practice?
The evidence is extensive so here's a summary of how mindfulness can benefit people. (For more details of the research just click here for frequently asked questions):
Mindfulness (MBSR) is well respected in the medical world as a compliment to (not a replacement for) various treatments and has been proven effective in helping with a wide range of medical and psychological conditions including
anxiety cancer chronic pain depression grief headaches heart disease high blood pressure sleep problems
Mindfulness (MBSR) not only reduces general personal stress, but has also been shown to reduce work, family and financial stress also.
The worlds of business, art, politics, sport, even the U.S. military have been training people in mindfulness. How come? Mindfulness (MBSR) has been shown to focus the mind and improve concentration. Leaders have been shown to develop empathy and patience. It's being used by artists to develop creativity and by athletes and musicians to enhance performance.