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Meditative Practices

All people desire to live in a world of peace and harmony.

Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the ability to see things as they really are, without the cloud of feelings, prejudice, or even mood. Mindfulness originates from Eastern Buddhist Psychology and can be a key part of meditation. It is also used in western culture as a therapeutic technique to reduce stress, pain, and even help with depression. It can be used to find and maintain a sense of gratitude toward life.

Formal Mindful of ones mental state and daily activities in the moment

Informal Breathing Techniques, Sitting Meditation, The Body Scan, Movement Awareness

The traditional philosophy behind mindfulness practice is in creating:

Spirit of Mindfulness

Inner calmness Quieting the mind of any distraction Freeing the body of any tension or stress

Keeping ones consciousness alive to present reality paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment and non judgementally. (Kabat-Zinn - a famous teacher of mindfulness meditation and the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program)

Heart of Meditation
Breathing Technique - foundation for the practice of meditation - awareness of the breath is the means of developing the ability to concentrate and relax into a deeper state of conscious awareness.

Sitting and Lying Meditation- allow more ability to develop insight and awareness to where one is in a particular moment.

Simple But not Easy

To truly understand mindfulness requires more than just acquiring the skills and knowledge.

Compared to other yogic and other meditative traditions mindfulness is unique in that it requires experience through ongoing personal engagement in the practice. (Kabat-Zinn)

Understanding Mindfulness

Being Aware Being Relaxed A Way of Being in the Present Moment A Way of Getting Back in Touch With Oneself

Why to Meditate?

How to Meditate?

Buddhism was founded in India during the 6th century BC. Although there are many schools of Buddhism.

Buddhism is a religion which has variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.

Two major branches of Buddhism are: Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle). The foundations of Buddhist religion are the 3 Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings), and the Sangha (the community)

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To help one become free of all sufferings brought on from unhealthy attachments, desires, cravings , hatred and ignorance (Sach 2007)

A new way of thinking doing and seeing (Kabat-

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Mindfulness & Mental Health


Used to promote well being for people with a range of physical conditions and mental health problems

Chronic Pain Attention Deficit Hyper Activity (ADHD) Clinical Depression Anxiety (GAD) Stress (PTSD) Psychosis Schizophrenia Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Addiction (SUD)

Therapeutic Benefits
Self Care (Shapiro)

Improved Therapeutic Outcomes (Brady)

Improved Therapeutic Alliance (Crane )


Reduction in Medication Use (Paulik ) Reduction in Relapse (Bien & Bien)

Increase in Accepting Attitudes (Hemelstein)

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