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Mindfulness Training is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
So, What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of keeping your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, in the present moment. Some believe this is easy, others know that it is not. Here is an example; you feel worried about an event that happened. Whether it was said or done, it is on your mind and causing you to experience worry and emotions. Have you ever worried? Yes, you have worried.
In that moment you were not being mindful. When you were worrying where were you? Who was with you? What was happening around you? Did you miss out on an opportunity in that moment? So, you see being mindful at all times is not as easy as some might think. Being mindful takes practice and often training.
Here is another example; you are experiencing anxiety, your unsure what is about to unfold and feeling very uneasy about all of it. You don’t really understand why you feel this way, but you know that its undeniable. Regardless of what the future holds your mind is causing you to experience anxiety and emotions. Have you ever experienced anxiety? Yes, you have had anxious moments.
In that moment you were again not being mindful. While you were experiencing this feeling, where were you? Who was with you? What was happening around you? Did you miss out on an opportunity in that moment? How did the situation play out? Was it worth all the time, space, and energy that you spent on it prior to it happening? Becoming mindful takes practice and often training.
Being fully present in every moment of every day is where you get to experience joy and love. This is the key to true happiness. No longer worrying about the past and no longer experiencing anxiety about the future will change how you view the world, mentally and spiritually. Being mindful will often alter your physical experience in the world as well. When most people worry, they experience stomach aches and other ailments. The same is true for those who experience anxiety. They often have headaches and other ailments. By working on your mindfulness and creating a practice you can improve your life in ways you had never imagined.
Nicole is a Certified Clinical Hypnotist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Nicole has completed certifications in; Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reiki, Qi Gong, Numerology, IET, Chronotherapy, and Aromatherapy.