Mindfulness is defined as an intentional focused awareness — a way of paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. It shares some aspects of meditation, but it is a more engaged, attentional mental practice.
According to the Center for Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, mindfulness can be thought of as a consciousness discipline — a profound spiritual discipline — aimed at deep self-reflection, self-knowledge, and liberation from confining views of self, others, and the world.
Extensive research has shown that practicing mindfulness, whether through formal meditation or by experiencing one’s daily activities in a mindful state, has far-reaching effects on one’s health and enjoyment of life.
Simply the act of being “present” dissolves the negative emotions associated with many otherwise difficult experiences. At the Center for Accelerated Psychotherapy, you will learn to develop a sense of mindfulness in all your daily activities. This shift into living “in the moment” will yield powerful results, including:
- Increased self-awareness, self-trust, and self-acceptance
- Enhanced appreciation of life
- Serenity in the face of difficulties
- More accepting attitude toward life and its challenges
- More fluid adaptation to change and development of more effective coping strategies
- Lasting decreases in a variety of stress-related physical symptoms, including chronic pain
- Significant decreases in anxiety and depression
- Improved concentration and creativity
- Improved immune system functioning
- Decreased symptoms secondary to cancer
To listen to a sample of Dr. Peter's mindfulness training, please click here.
For easy to follow training in the practice of mindfulness, please contact us.
|Orli Peter, Ph.D., BCIA-EEG
Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties
Director and Founder, Center for Accelerated Psychology