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Why Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the specific and strategic practice of paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgment. Through focused awareness, mindfulness builds skills to navigate all experiences by living in the here and now. Mindfulness has many physical and mental benefits that have been proven by scientific research. Research shows that mindfulness is proven to strengthen physiological responses to stress, navigate emotions, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve one’s quality of life by bringing joy and openness through self-awareness and a stronger understanding of oneself and how to connect at deeper levels with others.

The Benefits

Better focus & concentration

Enhanced health

Improved impulse control

Increased sense of calm

Increased self-awareness

Decreased stress & anxiety

Skillful responses to difficult emotions

Increased empathy &
understanding of others

Development of natural conflict resolutions skills

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The Science

Mindfulness creates the deep awareness of seeing life experiences through a nonjudgmental lens, where individuals can notice emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, and all of life's experiences in a healthy non-reactive way. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to improve the brain’s optimal functioning. Studies show that mindfulness rewires the brain and specifically decreases activity in the area of the brain most affected by trauma, “MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain’s 'fight or flight' center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress. As the amygdala shrinks, the prefrontal cortex – associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration, and decision-making – becomes thicker.

The Science

Mindfulness creates the deep awareness of seeing life experiences through a nonjudgmental lens, where individuals can notice emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, and all of life's experiences in a healthy non-reactive way. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to improve the brain’s optimal functioning. Studies show that mindfulness rewires the brain and specifically decreases activity in the area of the brain most affected by trauma, “MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain’s 'fight or flight' center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress. As the amygdala shrinks, the prefrontal cortex – associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration, and decision-making – becomes thicker.

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