Mindfulness is a state of compassionate awareness that can be developed and strengthened by anyone through specific cognitive practices and a range of human activities including movement, art and the duties of daily life. Mindfulness-based practices cultivate your natural capacity for clarity and deeper insight into your process of ongoing self-care and emotional healing. Cultivating mindful awareness has been shown to be effective for*:
improving sleep quality
managing physical pain symptoms
diminishing stress-related somatic symptoms
*Please note that while considered to be generally beneficial, specific mindfulness practices, including meditation, may not be the best approach in addressing certain emotional challenges and disorders. Meditation and related practices, like mental health counseling, my result in challenges unique to each person that a qualified mindfulness instructor and counselor can guide you through safely.