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Mindfulness: A Tool for Well-Being and Coping with Stress


Stress and Bouncing Thoughts

We often get lost in thoughts bouncing from past and future when under stress. This can be exhausting and create clouded judgment, adding to existing stress. A powerful practice to help bring you to the present moment or now, which provides clarity and reduces stress, is mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.

Scientific Definition:

Mindfulness is the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosityopenness, and acceptance.

What Can Mindfulness Do for You?

Studies show that mindfulness can help improve and maintain your overall psychological health.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Meditation, Breath, and Stress

Meditation means pivoting away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Long slow breathing, used in meditation and mindfulness, has a powerful physiological response that helps you reduce and recover from stress.

Studies show meditation can improve:

Breathing is a powerful tool that can be used in any moment.

 

Learn More

You can learn more about the relationship between mindfulness and stress by visiting the link below:

Mindfulness and Stress: A Tale of Mutual Consequences

 

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Michelle Morton
MA, LPPC, ATR

Angela Earley
MSSA, LISW-S

Laurence Kendrick
LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Hannah Martin
MSSA, LISW-S

Angela Earley
MSSA, LISW-S

Laurence Kendrick
LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Hannah Martin
MSSA, LISW-S

Michelle Morton
MA, LPCC, ATR

Angela Earley
MSSA, LISW-S

David Earley
MSSA, LISW-S

Mary Stockton
PhD

Laurence Kendrick
LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Hannah Martin
MSSA, LISW-S

Michelle Morton
MA, LPPC, ATR

Angela Earley
MSSA, LISW-S

Mary Stockton
PhD

Hannah Martin
MSSA, LISW-S

Michelle Morton
MA, LPCC, ATR

David Earley
MSSA, LISW-S

Angela Earley
MSSA, LISW-S