People are looking away from pharmaceutical ‘quick fixes’ and towards a more natural, healthy way of creating ease and calm in both their personal and professional lives.
There’s more and more compelling scientific evidence that mindfulness, and mindfulness-based meditation, has a measurable impact on behaviour, creativity, compassion, wellbeing, self-awareness and cognitive function.
Mindfulness is all about learning how to focus your attention in the present moment without being overwhelmed by thoughts, events, and circumstances. It’s a skill that can be developed through practice, just like any other.
Research has shown that people are happier when their minds are focused and not wandering. The ability to “pay attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally” as Jon Kabat Zinn* defines mindfulness, is available to us all.
*Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.