Mindfulness is defined by PsychologyToday as a state of active, open attention to the present moment. When one is practicing mindfulness, there is a focus on present thoughts and feelings, but without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness is a type of meditation that promotes living in the moment, rather than letting life pass by.
A study found evidence that supports the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to ease symptoms of depression and anxiety and to prevent these disorders in healthy adults and children. Check out this video of young people talking about mindfulness and the ways its benefited them.
If you’re interested in learning more about mindfulness, check out our SOVA post about mindfulness. We also posted about how mindfulness can be empowering and the ways mindfulness can be used in our every day lives.
Do you think mindfulness is beneficial? Why or why not?