1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
"their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
You think about dinner while taking a shower. You plan your day while driving to work and listening to the news. You consume emails and your lunch simultaneously. But, do you remember what you ate yesterday?
We’ve all heard about mindfulness but few of us know what it really means, and even fewer of us practices it, routinely. If you have been curious to find out about mindfulness, or if you would like to refresh your skills, join us at the WEST workshop: Leading with Mindfulness: Strategies for stress resilience in a business environment (October 25, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 PM, 60 Binney Street, Cambridge).
We all have stresses in our lives, both personally and professionally. How we manage stress can have a profound impact on our health, happiness and success. Often, stress leads to anxiety and worrying about the future. Learning mindfulness techniques allows us to be fully present and aware of what we are doing, without being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is happening around us. Appreciation of the present moment can help you savor life’s pleasures, and form deeper connections.
The benefits of mindfulness have been documented in scientific studies that have found both physical and mental health improvements, including lowering blood pressure and improving sleep. Fortunately, we all have the capacity to be mindful; many of us simply need to learn to cultivate it.
Sarah Stuart is a highly accomplished executive, a top mindfulness instructor and the CEO of Really Mindful Group. She will lead a workshop where both beginners and experienced practitioners will learn techniques to help navigate through change and stress that can be applied to daily life. The workshop will be followed by a panel discussion with men and women who routinely practice mindfulness and who will share their experiences, how they make time for it, and benefits.