Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of being responsible for your life, a way of doing something for yourself. By using mindfulness you learn how to slow down, to recognize the warning signs of stress and to stay focused and relaxed. Some of the benefits of learning mindfulness are:
Deeper understanding of emotions and thoughts
More calm and contentment
Greater appreciation of life
Life is full of stressful events such as difficult relationships, demanding work, health problems, money issues, and too much to do in too little time. When the level of stress exceeds your ability to cope you will benefit from counseling combined with mindfulness training.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” –Jon Kabat Zinn