Mindfulness is when non-judgemental awareness of what is happening in the present moment is achieved. This includes awareness of one’s own thoughts, feelings and senses. It also includes an acceptance of one’s own thoughts, feelings and senses.
In mental health mindfulness has shown benefits to more effective cognitions and mental well being. Mindfulness helps reduce depression and anxiety. It aids in the ability to adapt to stressful situations and a greater satisfaction with relationships. It also helps improve the ability to manage emotions.
There are four main mindfulness practices;
Making a conscious effort to notice the present moment using the five senses.