Have you noticed how busy life is these days? With the pace of life rapidly changing, you may find your mind is constantly active, scattering your thoughts and emotions and leaving you feeling stressed, uptight and sometimes quite anxious.
You may believe that you don’t have time to relax or sit still. However it is absolutely essential for your wellbeing, to take a few minutes every day to create mental stillness and achieve a positive mind-body balance.
Mindfulness is about being fully present in your life. It’s being aware of what is going on within and around you in each moment.
Mindfulness is a simple yet, powerful way to live your life. It’s simply being Right Here, Right Now - immersing your entire self in the present moment and fully experiencing your life.
All there is to being mindful is to Simply Be.
Research suggests that when we intentionally practice being mindful, we feel less stressed, anxious and depressed, and more balanced and in tune with what is happening inside and outside of our body.
The Open the Door Mindfulness Programme offers you a selection of exercises, guides and practices to help you calm your mind and find some much-needed peace amidst the busyness of your hectic day.
By practicing this, over time you'll start to develop the ability to be more mindful and present, resulting in more mental clarity, and positive wellbeing.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to our internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment which can be developed through the practice of meditation.
The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali-term sati, which is a significant element of some Buddhist traditions. The popular mindfulness movement was initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health.
Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry.
Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological conditions.
Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, such as bringing about reductions in depression symptoms, reducing stress, anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction.
It has gained worldwide popularity as a distinctive method to handle emotions.