“Do not lose yourself in the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries, or fears. Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.”


Living in the present moment is the solution to a problem you may not have known you had. Combining mindfulness and cognitive therapy is effective. Being in the present moment, means that we are not distracted by ruminations on the past or worries about the future, but centered in the here and now. If we have a history of anxiety and/or depression and become distressed, we are likely to return to those automatic cognitive processes that triggered a depressive episode in the past. Mindfulness helps you observe and identify your feelings and cognitive therapy teaches you to interrupt automatic thought processes in a healthy way.

Although it has become a popular, even trendy topic in recent years, living in the present is way of living that is also well supported by scientific research. Neuroscientists have studied the physical effects of mindfulness meditation for the last two decades. A number of brain studies suggest that mindfulness meditation may spark neuroplastic renovations in the brain’s function and structure.

Mindfulness can help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, boost creativity, improve attention, concentration, and memory, and strengthen relationships. It helps manage anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, addiction recovery, relapse prevention, and eating disorders. Research on the brain and health has also linked mindfulness with increased immune functioning, greater self-compassion, and improvement in overall well-being.

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The Incredible Science of Mindfulness - Dr. Dan Siegel

Why Mindfulness? -
Jack Kornfield

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