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What Is Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is the power of attention. It is the ability to be present, self-aware, and cognizant of others and one’s environment. It is an intentional, present-moment awareness, without reactivity or judgment. It is the quality of mind that allows us to see the bigger picture, and to bring a power of observation to all that we do. It is mindful attention that allows us to be emotionally intelligent, socially aware and skillful in our interactions with others.

With skilled guidance, mindfulness can be systematically cultivated and developed through practices, giving you an awareness of purpose and the ability to achieve your full potential. Through the Mindfulness Institute this happens via a combination of ancient and contemporary mindfulness meditations and techniques, coaching sessions, retreats, mindfulness lectures, and workshop presentations that all help to hone a person’s attention.

By using mindfulness techniques, you will:

• Create within yourself a greater sense of clarity and calm, an awareness of purpose and the ability to achieve your full potential

• Develop a greater sense of interconnectedness, cooperation, and compassion with others

• Build a more effective work environment with a greater sense of productivity, efficiency, and the capacity for intelligent decision-making

• Feel inspired, engaged, and a greater sense of purpose in life

• Sustain peak performance

• Refine your focus and mental clarity

• Be less affected by habitual and negative patterns of thought

• Cultivate work / life balance

• Develop profound self-awareness personally and professionally

• Connect with creative “out-of-the-box” solutions

• Learn empathic listening and communication skills

• Cultivate intuitive discernment—thinking from the gut

• Increase stress reduction skills

• Develop emotional awareness and emotional self-regulation

 

Tools

We offer various techniques that are immediately applicable to life and work situations. Grounded in self awareness practices, we draw on methods that cultivate essential human and leadership qualities, including: empathy, compassion, self-observation, communication, clarity, focus, and intuition.

Mindfulness Research

Mindfulness practices have been the subject of numerous research studies in the last decade. Studies have proven that regular mindfulness practice significantly:

• Reduces levels of anxiety
• Increases immunity
• Improves people’s capacity to emotionally self-regulate and therefore reduce emotional reactivity
• Enhances attention and the ability to focus
• Improves memory, learning, and perception
• Reduces stress
• Improves sleep quality
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves the quality of life
• Increases well-being and the senses of meaning and satisfaction

For more information about mindfulness research, please visit mindfulnet.org or umassmed.edu
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