Mindfulness is an integrated, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings and mental health. It allows one in paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps people to become aware of their own body sensations including thoughts and feelings..
MINDFULNESS A HEALTHY PRACTICE FOR POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH:
Mindfulness can be practiced by children, youth and adults through online courses and group courses. Group courses run to practice mindfulness in person and in the online courses a person can learn through self directed practices at home. It does not require to be religious or spiritual to be able to practice mindfulness.(2020,Mental Health Foundation)
Mindfulness can be useful for people from all different walks of life and the number of areas that mindfulness is being applied to its growing. Mindfulness in the workplace can have number of positive effects. These include a decrease in perceived stress, and an increase in better concentration levels including memory tasks and multi tasking. Mindfulness in workplace could be an effective intervention to target.
MINDFULNESS AS A WAY FOR FOCUSING ON PRESENT SITUATION:
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing people’s attention on the present moment- and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness.
Mindfulness improves well being and increase an individual capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life. Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps them to become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
It is a important element in treating of a number of problems, including : depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, couples conflicts, anxiety disorders, and obsessive- compulsive disorder.