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Meditation can be a powerful addition to your life
Mindfulness meditation can rejuvenate your body and mind, while preparing you for all of life’s challenges. By engaging in a mindfulness practice, you can pull your mind away from distraction, unwanted worry, anxiety, stress and fear.
Quite simply, mindfulness is the practice of consciously paying attention to exactly what is happening — moment to moment — without projections, analysis or judgments. Being mindful is not bound to any particular practice or religion, and can be applied to any activity or life situation.
At Well Clinic, our recommended mindfulness meditation technique is based on the 2,500-year-old tradition of Buddhist insight meditation.
Benefits of adopting a mindfulness meditation practice
Mindfulness meditation gives you a chance to look within, conduct self-analysis and self-inquiry. According to the American Psychological Association, some of the benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation exercises are:
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Boosting your memory
- Helping you with focus, attention and concentration
- Regulating your emotions
- Allowing you to think before reacting
The Importance of Mindfulness Meditation in San Francisco
The fast pace of life in San Francisco can leave you with little time for self-care. That’s why stress reduction through meditation is so important.
When used as part of an integrated therapy treatment plan, you will be asked to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. Mindfulness can be defined as ‘moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness.’
Focusing on the present can heighten sensitivity to the environment, and to your own reactions to it. This leads to more effective self-management and coping skills. It also provides prevents your conscious or subconscious mind from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future.
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