Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation increases our ability to be present in our daily activities or focus on what we’re doing in the ‘here and now’ rather than on the past or the future. The practice of developing this skill is grounded in 2500 years of Buddhism but has been made more accessible in modern times in the West researchers and practitioners such as Jon Kabat-Zinn who, in the last two decades, has developed a modern model of this perspective that he coined ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’.  He has also verified the effectiveness of this practice though dozens of scientific studies that demonstrated its reductions of anxiety, anger, stress, health problems, pain, and a variety of other challenges.

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