Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention in the moment with interest, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. The practice of mindfulness is an antidote to the stresses of daily life. Mindfulness invites us to pause and connect with our inner experience.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center has shown the health benefits associated with mindfulness practice include lower blood pressure and boosting the immune system; increase attention and focus, including those suffering from ADHD; helps with difficult mental states such as anxiety and depression, fostering well-being and less emotional reactivity; and thicken the brain in areas in charge of decision making, emotional flexibility, and empathy.
There are many ways to bring mindfulness into daily life. At Roaring Fork Insight, we train people in the practice of mindfulness through meditation, embodied awareness, storytelling and nature.