February 2019 By PsychDB.com

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of Buddhist traditions. In Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is utilized to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually lead to what is described as enlightenment or the complete freedom from suffering. The recent popularity of mindfulness was due to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a molecular biologist.

Meditation Techniques

  • Imagine cold air coming into your nose and hot air coming out
  • Place your hands on your tummy and try to imagine a balloon that is getting filled and released with air
  • Even spending 5 minutes a day with mindfulness meditation can help a lot in terms of how you feel.
  • Try mindful running without music