Why MINDFULNESS?

Mindfulness = bringing one's complete attention to the experiences occurring in the present moment in a nonjudgmental, accepting way.

 

Its positive effects on attention, motivation, memory, creativity, coping and stress reduction, as well on insomnia have been studied, proved and published.

 

Mindfulness will be used in almost every workshop : participants will be taught to use non-judgmental awareness while paying attention to the present moment.


Facts and fiction about mindfulness

MINDFULNESS IS

  • is neuro-scientificaly explained 
  • is a conscious mental activity that enables one to experience reality in a non-judgmental, nonreactive way and helps cultivate clear thinking, equanimity, compassion, creativity and open-heartedness

 

 MINDFULNESS IS NOT

  • some kind of a new age esoteric stuff based on some kind of religious thoughts and beliefs
  • a magical solution to fix on a pre-defined way what's wrong with oneself

 

Mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia (MBTI): Mindfulness techniques target the same cognitive patterns that perpetuate insomnia such as attitude and attention towards sleep disturbances, rumination, persistent worries and avoidance behaviors.

Adding Mindfulness has recently be proved to significantly strengthen the effects of CBT-I. This is at least explained by the fact that mindfulness lowers the hyper-arousal state associated with insomnia. 

 

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a clinical program, developed to facilitate adaptation to medical and non-medical problems, which provides systematic training in mindfulness meditation as a self-regulatory approach to stress reduction and emotion management. 

It is recognized as an indispensable stress management tool. 

 

 

Mindfulness neuro-scientifically explained:

How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective