Mindfulness or being aware of the present moment without judgment can be traced back to ancient Buddhist practices. The concept of mindfulness is not a new one. Many spiritual traditions like Christianity, Hinduism, and Judaism value being present and mindful.
In the past few decades, research has expanded to show how mindfulness has physical and mental health benefits such as reducing stress, improving immune system, increasing ability to cope with stressors, and many more! Physicians have even turned to teaching their patients mindfulness to cope with their stress, pain, and illness. Mindfulness is even shown in popular culture, as shown in the film Star Wars, when Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jim tells Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Be mindful!” Though this can be difficult in the beginning, it is never too late to start! Do not pass up this opportunity to learn the skills to engage in your life actively while also improving your physical and mental health. Come and join us!
FEATURED ARTICLES IN MINDFUL MATTERS:
Mindful Matters are articles and stories about a wide range of mental health concerns contributed by licensed mental health professionals
The pros and cons of online therapy - An Introduction
Mindfulness and Meditation: Question and Answer
Celebrating 30 years of support, research and advocacy to people with mental illness and the family and friends who support them.
Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.