Mindfulness from Nexus Psychology

By: Nexus Psychology  25-Sep-2014
Keywords: Acceptance Commitment Therapy

What is Mindfulness? “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.” (Marlatt & Kristeller) “Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn). “Awareness of present experience with acceptance.” (Germer, Segal, Fulton) “Consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience, with openness, interest and receptiveness.” (Dr Russ Harris) Benefits of practicing Mindfulness: From www.actmindfully.com.au - to be fully present, here and now - to become more connected to yourself, to others and to the world around you - to become less judgmental - to increase self-awareness - to have more balance, less emotional volatility - to experience more calm and peacefulness - to develop self-acceptance and self-compassion - to become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences - to experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings safely - to become aware of what you’re avoiding - to learn the distinction between you and your thoughts - to have more direct contact with the world, rather than living through your thoughts - to learn that everything changes; that thoughts and feelings come and go like the weather

Keywords: Acceptance Commitment Therapy

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