Mindfulness involves paying careful attention to your present, here-and-now experience. It is about being rather than doing. Becoming mindful means actively shifting away from “going through the motions” toward a state of clear – yet gentle – awareness of yourself and the world around you.
Being mindful in your daily life can involve:
- Focusing on your breath
- Reading your bodily sensations as they happen
- Absorbing elements of your surroundings, such as sights, sounds and smells
- Immersing yourself in music
In a world that contains many distractions, mindfulness asks us to reorient ourselves to what is actually happening for us at this very moment.
Derived from Buddhism and Eastern philosophies, mindfulness recently migrated to the United States to become an important part of psychological health. It emphasizes acceptance and non-judgment toward ourselves and our experiences and helps build resiliency and self-compassion as we navigate life’s natural turbulence.
In our mindfulness groups, you will have the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, with others, and with your environment.