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Why mindfulness

Mindfulness is a science based practice that gets individuals to experience life in the present moment through a nonjudgmental lens, where one 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 stress and 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.” Mindfulness literally changes the architecture of the brain so it can provide mental and emotional well-being.

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 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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