"Between the stimulus and response, there is a space and in that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. " ...Victor Frankl
Do you go through periods of being stuck, lost and or confused?
Feeling like your in unproductive patterns in your career growth and professional life?
Perhaps you’ve explored wonderful Seminars on “Personal Growth” Or “How to Succeed In Business?...And yet, you continuously return to the same old patterns.
Many times people already have the work skills and inner personal knowledge within themselves to be productive in their work environment and personal relationship’s.
It’s a matter of moving past the mind states that keep us feeling stuck, stressed & frustrated.
Moving beyond anxiety and stress.
The core skill you learn about “mindfulness” is a new way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgmentally, to what goes on in the present moment in your body, mind, and the world around you. Mindful Awareness will enable you to see things differently, undoing mental and physical knots, tensions and anxiety. It will increase your sense of personal confidence in having more options and more strength to face the different challenges in your life.
- Mindfulness becomes the bridge that allows for calm to arise and anxiousness to dissipate.
- Mindfulness develops the potential to experience each moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with greater serenity and clarity.
"Mindfulness teaches us how to approach life and stress related anxieties skillfully."
RESOLVE & RELEASE
Gastrointestinal upset..........Job & family stress
Muscle tension..........Poor Concentration
Type A behavior..........Worry
Decrease or release suffering from the following medical conditions:
- Arthritis or Fibromyalgia
- Anxiety or Panic Attacks
- Chronic pain
- IBS/ Gastrointestinal disorders
- Headaches or Migraines
- Heart Disease or High Blood Pressure
- Insomnia or Sleep Disturbances
- And many other chronic medical symptoms and/or conditions
Past participants of the MBSR Course have reported the following:
- Decreased physical and psychological symptoms
- Increased ability to cope with stressful situations
- Coping better with illness and chronic pain
- Improved self-esteem and enthusiasm for life
Jon Kabat-Zinn...Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
...definition of mindfulness:
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way. On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Mindfulness is moment to moment awareness. Paying attention, noticing all of what is happening and not adding in any filler. We are consciously directing our attention. Noticing what it is and not falling into a trap of adding in a narrative of rights or wrongs, good or bad, any judgements...seeing things as there are. Not how I wish or want it to be or how I do not want it to be.
It’s like having an observer observing what is happening to you in your experience. If the mind wanders you are aware it’s wandering and you bring it back to what is happening. If we are observing the breath, we are aware of this and when the mind wanders off into thoughts of the past, future, planning, emotional feelings, we notice this and gently return our attention back to the breath. The breath within the body is a grounding, an anchor. Being mindful affects our life and changes how we respond to life.
A moment by moment awareness of what is happening in our present moment experience. A non-polluting of the experience through thoughts of personal concepts, belief’s, should be’s and should not be’s on the experience.
It would be similar to noticing a bread box, just seeing that. Not figuring out what’s inside the box or what needs to be in the box or not in the box. Keep the moment of experience aware to what is happening honestly. A soft voice inside could be saying “I’m seeing this, I’m noticing this feeling arise, I’m aware of how my body responds, here is what’s being expressed, I’m noticing how others respond (not judging how they should respond) if I do judge, I’m aware that I’m judging and return again to what is happening.”
Foundations Of Mindfulness Practice
Illuminating the wisdom within
The practice of mindfulness is like cultivating a garden. A garden flourishes when certain conditions are present. Holding the following 7 qualities in mind, reflecting upon them, cultivating them according to our best understanding----this effort will flourish, support and strengthen our practice.
Keeping these attitudes in mind is part of the training, a way of channeling our energies in the process of healing and growth. Remember too that they interdependent. Each influences the others; and working on one, enhances them all. Seven qualities of mind we look to develop in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course.
- Beginner’s Mind
- Trust as Self Reliance
- Letting it be