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- Women's Mindful Leadership
- Is a way of paying attention to inner and outer experience with intention, in the moment, without judgment, and with compassion.
- Is being aware of the present moment, not living in the past or imagined future.
- Helps us identify our thoughts, gain distance from them and recognize how these thoughts mutually impact our body sensations, emotions, and behavior. With practice, we are more able to choose how and when we react, rather than our thoughts controlling our emotions and behaviors.
- Increases our capacity for physical relaxation, self-compassion, and promote a general sense of well-being and ease.
Research has shown regular mindfulness practice to benefit people in the following areas:
- Stress—Personal, work, school, family, financial, illness, grief, and relationships.
- Medical conditions—Heart disease, chronic pain and illness, asthma, high blood pressure, headaches, and increased immune response.
- Psychological issues—Depression, anxiety, panic, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.
- Wellbeing and prevention—Overall sense of ease, calm, enjoyment and engagement in life.
The beauty of mindfulness meditation is that it can be practiced anywhere, at any time, alone or with others. There are two general ways to practice mindfulness: formal and informal practice. Formal practice is when one sets aside a certain amount of uninterrupted time to sit quietly and attend to the focus of meditation, such as the breath. It is vital to establish a daily formal practice so one can build familiarity and strengthen the "mindfulness muscle" of attention. Informal practice occurs whenever we deliberately bring our awareness to our breath, body, thoughts or emotions at any point in the day. By combining the two, one increasingly spends more time in the present moment, more easily able to choose a response to a situation, rather than habitually reacting. Read more on the blog or visit my Resource page.