Whilst normally our minds tend to passively allow our attention to focus on what distresses us, mindfulness helps you take control over what you choose to focus on using techniques like breathing and meditation. It teaches you to train your attention to focus on the present moment in a non-judgmental way to increase your awareness, clarity and acceptance of your present-moment reality.
This prepares you to better manage your challenges.
Mindfulness can help anyone who wants to improve their mental health and wellbeing. It can also help people who face difficulties with:
- their studies/work
- their pregnancy
- generalised anxiety disorder