Mindfulness literally means heart-mind. Being mindful implies the integration of direct experience and conscious awareness.
When we are Mindful, what we are sensing, feeling, and thinking comes together in a new and empowering way.
With mindfulness training, we are better able to self-regulate the nervous system, shift unconscious patterns, and make intentional choices that profoundly aide our health and well-being.
Mindfulness has emerged as a trainable skill with measurable clinical efficacy. This is due in large part to the pioneering work of John Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The cornerstone of their work is the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. MBSR teaches mindfulness as a practical mind & body skill that promotes our own inner resources. The positive results for individuals who undertake this training are well documented and far reaching.