JENNA GHAZANFARI, LMFT
Mindfulness is being aware of your present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is.
Mindfulness isn't just about being more present in your life, it's about HOW you are present in your life. Being present without judgment and simply noticing things as they are is what mindfulness is all about.
Mindfulness teaches you how to accept yourself as you are, which creates more joy in your life and fewer feelings of shame or not being "good enough."
Mindfulness also helps you manage stressful events with a calmer approach and more capacity to make thoughtful decisions rather than reactive ones.
What are the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness offers an extraordinary number of mental and physical benefits:
Decreases stress, anxiety, and depression (up to 30%)
Decreases aging effects at a cellular level
Reduces chronic pain
Reduces exhaustion and irritability
Decreases blood pressure and risk of hypertension
Increases reported levels of happiness
Improves mood and vitality (energy)
Improves memory, creativity, and attention span
Strengthens immune system
Check out these videos and articles for more information on how mindfulness can help you.
Anderson Cooper on Mindfulness:
Oprah on how Mindfulness Can Restore Balance to Your Life:
Eckhart Tolle's Secret to Stress-Free Living:
For more information on the science behind mindfulness meditation, check out this clip from "The Connection." To view the entire film, please send me a message.