“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” Jon Kabat Zinn

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
 
While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
 
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.
 
Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the research-backed stress-reduction program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR), explains how mindfulness lights up parts of our brains that aren’t normally activated when we’re mindlessly running on autopilot.
 

Who should practice mindfulness?

 
Anyone can do mindfulness practice. There are no barriers. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your physical ability is, if you’re religious or not…
 
It has helped people over the years in

Here we do “Mindfulness Now” Mindfulness-based stress reduction(8weeks) Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapies & various Healing and stress-related workshops.

For Children & schools

What Is Mindfulness, and Why Do Kids Need It?
 
From our earliest moments, mindfulness can help minimize anxiety and increase happiness.
 
HOW IT HELPS?
 
Adversity comes at us from the moment we are born. Infants get hungry and tired. Toddlers grapple with language and self-control. And as children develop through adolescence to become teenagers, life grows ever more complicated. Developing relationships, navigating school and exercising independence — the very stuff of growing up — naturally creates stressful situations for every child. 
 
At each developmental stage, mindfulness can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. Mindfulness — a simple technique that emphasizes paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental manner — has emerged as a popular mainstream practice in recent decades. It is being taught to executives at corporations, athletes in the locker room, and increasingly, to children both at home and in school. 
 
EARLY HABITS
 
Children are uniquely suited to benefit from mindfulness practice. Habits formed early in life will inform behaviors in adulthood, and with mindfulness, we have the opportunity to give our children the habit of being peaceful, kind and accepting. 
 
“For children, mindfulness can offer relief from whatever difficulties they might be encountering in life,” said Annaka Harris, an author who teaches mindfulness to children. “It also gives them the beauty of being in the present moment.”
 
Part of the reason why mindfulness is so effective for children can be explained by the way the brain develops. While our brains are constantly developing throughout our lives, connections in the prefrontal circuits are created at their fastest rate during childhood. Mindfulness, which promotes skills that are controlled in the prefrontal cortex, like focus and cognitive control, can therefore have a particular impact on the development of skills including self-regulation, judgment and patience during childhood.
 
We do 8 week programmes for schools once in a week for 75 minutes.
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For Corporates

MBSR is a group program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970s to treat patients struggling with life’s difficulties and physical and/or mental illness (Kabat-Zinn, 2013). Although it was initially created to aid hospital patients, it has wide applicability and has been used by a broad range of people from all walks of life.
 
In fact, according to the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, over 24,000 people have taken advantage of the MBSR program they debuted in 1979 (Center for Mindfulness, 2017).
 
MBSR is a flexible and customizable approach to stress reduction. Instead of following a script or acting out meticulously described steps, mindfulness is practiced in the manner that best suits the individual & groups.
 
While MBSR is often different for every person in practice, it is based on the same set of principles. These descriptions are pulled straight from the Center for Mindfulness website:
  • Making the experience a challenge rather than a chore and thus turning the observing of one’s life mindfully into an adventure in living rather than one more thing one “has” to do for oneself to be healthy.
  • An emphasis on the importance of individual effort and motivation and regular disciplined practice of the meditation in its various forms, whether one “feels” like practicing on a particular day or not.
  • The immediate lifestyle change that is required to undertake formal mindfulness practice, since it requires a time commitment (45 minutes a day, six days a week minimally).
  • The importance of making each moment count by consciously bringing it into awareness during practice, thus stepping out of clock time into the present moment.
  • A therapeutic orientation, which makes people to help in cultivating ongoing motivation, support, and feelings of acceptance and belonging.

For Individual stress reduction

One of the many benefits of practicing mindfulness is that it can promote relaxtation, mind body Balance, healing, both physically and emotionally/psychologically. By helping to regulate emotions and allowing an individual to work with the physical pain in the body, and various stresses of mind. Mindfulness has helped bring a sense of peace to many people living with disease

For cancer Patients

Cancer can certainly make it be difficult to be present and feel engaged in what is happening. And for patients who have been diagnosed with advanced cancer or facing end-of-life issues, their mind can be so full of worry and stress, they struggle to be present and aware of the time they have right now. 
 
Fortunately, there have been many advances in the treatment and management of a cancer diagnosis, and patients are finding alternative ways to cope with both the physical and emotional challenges that come with this disease. 
 
The practice of mindfulness in cancer patients
 
In recent years, more people have recognized mindfulness and mindfulness training as a way to decrease stress and increase psychological functioning with cancer patients. A 2011 study found that most participants expressed a number of perceived positive effects after participating in the mindfulness program including increased calm, enhanced sleep quality, more energy, less physical pain, and increased well-being. These findings show that through mindfulness, you may be able to enhance your capacity to handle the life stresses that affect the body’s ability to heal.
One of the many benefits of practicing mindfulness is that it can promote healing, both physically and emotionally/psychologically. By helping to regulate emotions and allowing a patient to work with the physical pain in the body, mindfulness has helped bring a sense of peace to many people living with cancer.
 
“Mindfulness is not a cure for cancer but certainly can contribute to the overall well-being of the body”.

For Pain Management

Living with chronic pain and illness can be intolerable. Even after taking the maximum dose of painkillers, the aching soon returns with a vengeance. You want to do something, anything, to stop the pain, but whatever you try seems to fail. Moving hurts. Doing nothing hurts. Ignoring it hurts.
 
But it’s not just the pain that hurts, your mind can start to suffer as you desperately try to find a way of escaping. Pointed and bitter questions can begin nagging at your soul, 
What will happen if I don’t recover?
What if it gets worse? 
You feel that i can’t cope with this I just want it to stop …
 
It’s only natural to want to fight back against pain and illness in times such as these, but what if this struggle actually made your suffering worse? What if it was more effective to explore the sensations of pain and illness as they rose and fell in your body? This may seem like the worst thing imaginable, but the latest medical advances show that it can be more powerful than the most commonly prescribed painkillers.
 
Such an approach forms the core of this treatment for chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness meditation has been shown in clinical trials to reduce chronic pain by 57 percent. Accomplished meditators can reduce it by over 90 percent.
 
Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.
 
Hospital pain clinics now prescribe mindfulness meditation to help patients cope with the suffering arising from a wide range of diseases such as cancer (and the side effects of chemotherapy), heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. It is also used for back problems, migraine, fibromyalgia, coeliac disease, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and even multiple sclerosis.