Benefits of mindfulness
Mindfulness gives us a pathway in which to approach our emotions and feelings with equanimity and kindness thus producing a more stable mood and feeling of well being. Less highs and lows while embracing the sweetness of life and the spectrum of emotions that exist.
When we begin to practice mindfulness we begin to cultivate a greater sense of self-compassion, which then ripples out in to other areas of our lives. When we approach our own lives with non-judgment and simply observe, we become empowered lead from our hearts.
Studies show improved attention, enhanced creativity, and higher performance levels. When we slow down and create opportunities for stillness, we are actually creating more time. A mindfulness meditation practice sets the tone for the day and carries us through our moments with a feeling of being centered.
When we are equipped with the tools that help us respond, rather than react to triggers such as stress, we are empowered to make healthy, conscious choices that support harmony and peace with others and our environment rather than impulsivity that can lead to violence and destruction.
Mindfulness & the brain
Aroused when detecting and reacting to emotions, especially difficult or strong emotions such as fear. This part of the brain is less activated and has less gray matter density following mindfulness training.
The part of the brain most associated with maturity, including regulating emotions and behaviors and making wise decisions. This part of the brain is more activated following mindfulness training
Critical to learning and memory, and helps regulate the amygdala. This part of the brain is more active and has more gray matter density following mindfulness training.
- Improved Grades
- Organizational Skills
- Emotion regulation
- Social Skills
- Less Test Anxiety
- Reduced Stress
- Fewer Post traumatic symptoms
- Mood Stabilization