Defining Mindfulness, Mindfulness Series
As mentioned before, this is a brief introduction to mindfulness, and these videos are meant to, number one, give you a small taste of what mindfulness is. Number two, highlight why mindfulness might help. And number three, provide a few practices to support you. There are endless resources available for you to continue your practice should you find this introduction helpful.
For starters, let's define what mindfulness is. According to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn scientist, author, meditation teacher, mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention on purpose in the present moment non-judgmentally, easy to say, but not always easy to do. So generally speaking, practicing mindfulness can help decrease the negative effects of stress and increase wellbeing. Who doesn't need a little more of that? Each of the practices provided in the next four videos are supported by the research based foundations proven to enhance your outcomes. These pillars are outlined by Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, and Director of Mind Site Institute. These pillars to support these practices are focused attention, open awareness, and kind intentions. So now that you know what mindfulness is and how mindfulness might help, you're invited to continue in this series with four short powerful practices.