mindfulness training Mindfulness practices are tools for developing awareness, and both are needed to facilitate a balanced life.
change the way you approach life
Let’s use this analogy to explain mindfulness and awareness. Mindfulness helps you carry a cup of hot tea across the room; Awareness notices when it is about to spill.
Mindfulness gives you a different perspective. Rather than rushing along and reacting to life as you meet it, mindfulness helps us find our “pause” button. Our interactions and movements become more intentional. We begin to feel like there is more purpose to our life and we care more about our journey through it.
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training that produces results
Mindfulness Training can include: Creative writing/imagery, concentration tools, breathing practices, movement, guided meditation, and progressive relaxation. The growing literature and scientific evidence of mindfulness shows that these practices:
|Decrease stress and anxiety|
|Improve emotional regulation|
|Increase attention and performance|
|Strengthen compassion and gratitude|
Roxie Sweikar’s training in Mindfulness includes Sattva Yoga Therapy™ through the Pranayoga School of Yoga and Holistic Health, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and participation in Mindfulness and Meditation Summits featuring Michael Gervais, Pema Chödrön, Chris Willard, and Daniel Siegel among many others.
Mindfulness training was more than just a practice, it was a way for me slow things down and embrace my surroundings in a way that made sense. It helped guide my thoughts, actions, and body to be in a better position to tackle whatever obstacle was presented.