If you wish to deal with stress and anxiety, learn how to manage random, negative and chaotic thoughts, sleep better, build confidence, tune into your gut feeling and participate in your life then Mindfulness is for you.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the present moment with full acceptance and non-judgement. It lets us absorb the richness of the moment instead of going through life with half of our attention on the past or future or our own mental chatter.
It is one of the most scientifically tested forms of Meditation and the results are compelling. Currently there are over 3,000 research articles on Mindfulness and there are many more experiments in the pipeline.
Neuroscientists have discovered that after just 8 weeks of mindfulness practice, the brain literally changes shape. They have found changes in the cerebral cortex, in the hippocampus and in the amygdala all indicating that we become: happier, more focused, more compassionate (to ourselves and others), better able to deal with anxiety and stress.
They found that learning becomes easier and we are better able to remember. They also found that mindfulness slows down the ageing process!