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Mindfulness: Home

What is Mindfulness?

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."

Explore some other definitions of mindfulness:

Practicing Mindfulness

"Contemplative practices (mindfulness) help one to live purposefully and with equanimity. One basic skill it builds is attention, the simple act of consciously choosing what to focus on instead of letting the mind wander. Having a strong attention is an important part of resilience, because it develops a sense of agency and choice in directing one's thoughts and influencing one's inner landscape." - Thaddeus Pace, U of Arizona

Why Practice Mindfulness? - from GreaterGood at UC Berkeley

Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Here are some of these benefits, which extend across many different settings.