Mindfulness and Relaxation

 

The Low Arousal approach encourages both practitioners and service users to be mindful.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Being mindful is a concept that is almost as old as mankind. It has origins in Buddhist philosophy and the techniques of meditation. It is even more important in modern society where people live stressful and busy lives. Teaching people to be 'in the moment', to relax and to slow down, are core parts of the Low Arousal approach. 

Mindfulness has been defined as a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them to be good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience (Psychology Today, 2014).

'Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally' - Jon Kabat-Zinn

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