"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
- Viktor Frankl, Holocaust Survivor
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS
and how can it help?
Simply put, mindfulness means paying attention to this very moment, being fully present with what's happening here and now, and doing it with a sense of kindness and curiosity. Mindfulness allows us to step off the fast-paced treadmill of life, even for just a few minutes, to be truly present for ourselves and for others.
Mindfulness has been clinically shown to:
reduce stress and anxiety
increase emotional regulation
help regulate impulse control
strengthen kindness and compassion for others
improve focus and concentration
heighten self-awareness and self-compassion
help us better relate to ourselves and to others
Just Be Mindful is based on over four decades of mindfulness research and utilizes curriculum from a variety of evidence-based mindfulness sources including:
Mindfulness won't magically make our stress disappear, but it can help us change our relationship to stress and learn how to better manage it. As the saying goes, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf." Mindfulness gives us the tools we need to skillfully respond to life's circumstances and ultimately live a more joyful and compassionate life.