The origins of Mindfulness can be found 2,500 years ago in the teachings of Buddhism and meditation.
Jon Kabat-Zinnhas established the term Mindfulness in the 80s as a scientific method and psychological conceptfree of religious or dogmatic connotations.
Since then there are a lot of Schools and Centers for Mindfulness that have emerged. Like this of Tich Nat Hanh
In professional circles of mental health and medicinethe value of Mindfulness to preserve our mentalhealth is generally recognized.
Here are some benefits to enjoy from the practice of Mindfulness:
- Increases the ability to relax and recover
- Decreases anxiety.
- Strengthens the immune system
- Significantly improves self-esteem.
- Reduces the stress of everyday life.
- Decreases the impact of work stress.
- Our relationships do improve significantly
- Rumination with all its negative effects cannot take place in the same way. Rumination is the chain of negative thoughts that starts and stays automatically.
- Increases pain tolerance. This point is especially interesting for people facing medical interventions or people with chronic pain.
- Prevents relapses of depression.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present.
Here is a small practice
Sit or stand still for a moment in an upright posture.
Perceive your body
Pay attention to what is happening right now.
Be aware of your breathing.
Perceive what is happening around you.
Be aware of signals from your body such as physical sensations, emotions or thoughts.
Don’t expect ANYTHING.
Let everything there be.
Let it go too.
Do not suppress any sensation, emotion or thought.
Breathe and be present with awareness.
Stay like this for a while
Mindfulness is a practice that can be incorporated into the daily routine at every moment like small incisions of breathing and consciousness in the day. Already after a few moments anxiety reduces.
To practice means immersing yourself in a space of timelessness because the presence has no time.
After a few minutes you will notice how mind and body recover. With practice, our heart rate and our breathing are calmed down as normally just happens during sleep.
With this simple practice you can reduce the speed of your day at any time and enter a state of “being centered” and present.
Doing mindfulness is an encounter with ourselves at every moment.
If you do not find calmness inside yourself, it is of no sense to look for it outside.
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)
Experience Mindfulness with us in individual sessions or in our two-hour workshopsin small groups open to everybody. In each session we teach tools to incorporate into your individual practice. We welcome you to the enjoy Mindfulness with us. Find information about dates and times in the section Activities :
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