“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Paying attention in this way is believed to be healing in and of itself.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Learning, practising, and accessing mindfulness strategies can be greatly beneficial in helping to handle and overcome many challenges. Once learned, mindfulness can be used as a therapeutic technique that can be implemented when a sense of control is needed in an overwhelming situation. It can also be used in everyday life to help stay in the present moment and not get caught up in worry about the future or the regrets about the past; Mindfulness helps maintain a sense of groundedness in life. Cultivating this skill takes dedication and practice, but the benefits of this can be incredible and bring about life changing psychological insight and emotional healing.