Mindfulness techniques and training enable us to stop the mental stream of stressful thoughts resulting in emotional disturbance that can sometimes take over our lives. By being more aware of our thoughts, feelings, mental habits, and perceptions we can learn to deal more effectively with difficulties and be more at ease in our lives. Mindfulness can help us identify our true needs and through regular practice can provide amazing support in setting and achieving new goals, resolving conflicts, and understanding others.
Mindfulness is also a great stress reduction tool. Mindful meditation and simple relaxation techniques help activate our parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which slows down the heart rate, sends blood to the digestive tract, lowers heart rate and blood pressure, and reduces muscle tension.