Mindfulness Basics

Mindfulness is the evidence-based practice of being completely present, a mental state of focusing on one’s awareness of feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It is a meditative state achieved by being conscious of one’s present moment.

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References:
Davidson, R. J. et al (2003). Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosom. Med. 65, 564–570.

Moore A, Gruber T, Derose J, Malinowski P. Regular, brief mindfulness meditation practice improves electrophysiological markers of attentional control.Front Hum Neurosci. 2012 Feb 10;6:18. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00018.

Fjorback LO, Arendt M, Ornbøl E, Fink P, Walach H. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2011 Aug;124(2):102-19.

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