Mindfulness is the ability to be aware of the current moment and engage non-judgmentally with our thoughts emotions,and experiences.
The opposite of Mindfulness is Mindlessness. Mindlessness can be seen as unawareness, being in autopilot, or attaching to every thought and emotions that comes to us.
Engaging mindfully in life allows for full purposeful experiences. It gives the strength to accept challenges, persevere, and appreciate life.
In therapy, you will learn and engage in therapeutic exercises that cultivate your mindful state. Development of a personal mindfulness practice in and out of therapy can impact stress, happiness, and sense of self.
Further Reading on Mindfulness
- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha. By Tara Brach and Cassandra Campbell
- You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment By Thich Nhat Hanh and Melvin McLeod
- How to Fight By Thich Nhat Hanh
- How to Relax By Thich Nhat Hanh
- How to Eat By Thich Nhat Hanh