With its origin in Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness can be defined as a meditation technique that focus on attention control and on increasing awareness over the moment-by-moment experience. In recent years, Mindfulness has been applied as a therapy approach in psychology, with positive results in stress reduction, anxiety symptomatology and emotional regulation (Arch at al., 2006; Bishop et al., 2004).
WHAT SCIENCE SAYS
- Mindfulness training allows people to have more adaptative responses among negative stimuli (Arch, et al., 2006).
- Mindfulness contributes to a better emotion regulation (Arch et al., 2006).
- Mindfulness technique is a process of regulating attention that focus on moment-by-moment awareness (Bishop et al., 2004).
HOW TO MEDITATE
- SEAT ALONE
- FOCUS ON EXPIRATION
- STARTS WITH FIVE MINUTS EVERY DAY
- DON´T TRY TO PUT YOUR MIND IN SILENCE: IT´S IMPOSSIBLE!!
Follow the links below to continue your training!
- Mindfulness Meditation Part 2
- Mindfulness Meditation Part 3
- Mindfulness Meditation Part 4
- Mindfulness Meditation Part 5
- Mindfulness Meditation Part 6
Arch, J. J., & Craske, M. G. (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness: Emotion regulation following a focused breathing induction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(12), 1849-1858. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2005.12.007
Bishop, S. R., Lau, M., Shapiro, S., Carlson, L., Anderson, N. D., Carmody, J., … Devins, G. (2004). Mindfulness: A Proposed Operational Definition. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11(3), 230–241. doi:10.1093/clipsy.bph077