The benefits from cultivating mindfulness are many. Have a look at the Fact Sheet detailing the physical and mental health benefits of developing Mindfulness. They include enhanced well-being and lower levels of stress, improved mental health and greater resilience.
Be careful as you read claims about the benefits of mindfulness. Much of the research comes from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. This intense program requires participants to commit to 45 minutes per day of formal mindfulness meditation. The physical and mental health benefits require you to engage with mindfulness in an ongoing and disciplined way. Any claims that informal mindfulness practices are equivalent are not based on research.
Testimonials from participants – the benefits of mindfulness
Through many weeks of practice and learning to be more present in the moment, I’ve been able to let go of a lot of anxiety, let the positive and negative just be and I’ve been able to appreciate the amazing journey that his life. (Kristie – Rehabilitation Counsellor/Injury Management Consultant)
I can’t recommend the MBSR course enough. I’ve done some meditation on my own before but never had the opportunity to hear about what other people experience or the self-discipline to sit regularly for an extended period of time to establish a practice. Both of these things have helped me grow throughout the course. I feel more calm, peaceful and centred in myself, able to meet the challenges and joys of life with an open and aware presence. I will take this grounding where ever I go. (Laura – PhD student)
Anonymous feedback about our courses has included:
“I am so much more aware of my old habits and feel that I have the tools to respond to stressful situations in a way which is not so emotional.”
Benefits obtained: “Greater awareness of what raises emotions and treating ‘negativity triggers’ (especially) more dispassionately. Better idea of how to relax and stretch.”
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