WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Mindfulness is a special kind of consciousness that involves simply having an experience, while noticing it at the same time, without trying to change or evaluate it. It is a way of paying attention to self without self judgement, like having an inner accepting witness. It is not based on any religious beliefs and most anyone can do it. In fact, many of us have already had experiences were we were exceptionally aware of ourselves. We can be aware or mindful not only of thoughts, but also mental images, sensations, impulses, emotions, energy, and memories. Mindfulness, when applied skillfully, can help slow down the process of therapy to a pace that feels safe, lowering noise and increasing inner sensitivity and insight potential.