Sunday, October 3, 2010

THE BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION


MINDFULNESS

Do you want to ...
Relate better to yourself and others?
Grow in self-esteem and self-awareness?
Live and stay focused in the now?
Become more resistant to stress and anxiety?

... If so, MINDFULNESS may be the answer for you!


Just as physical exercise is good for the body, so MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS can make positive neuro-physio-psychological changes to the mind as well as being good for the body.

Mindfulness, of which Mindfulness Meditation is an integral part, is the presence of a calm, alert, open, flexible, deliberate, "curious" but choiceless awareness of, and bare attention to, the action of one’s body, body functions, thoughts, sensations and feelings ... whatever comprises the action of the present moment. Mindfulness is not a religion or cult.

Mindfulness Meditation deals effectively with negative thoughts and emotions, pain, suffering and stress ... and thus “dis-ease”.

Mindfulness Meditation produces observable and measurable psycho-physical changes in both the body and the mind ...


Changes in the Body include ...
... reduced heart rate
... reduced blood pressure
... lowered cholesterol
... reduced muscle tension
... increased cardiovascular efficiency
... improved circulation of blood and lymph
... improved gastrointestinal functioning
... reduced sensitivity to pain
... enhanced immune system
... improved posture
... overall relaxation of the body and sleep.


Changes in the Mind include ...
... increased cortical thickness in the grey matter of the brain
... a calmer, more patient, stable and steady mind
... overall relaxation of the mind
... a feeling of wellbeing
... improved ability to cope with and release stress
... enhanced cognitive functioning and performance
... improved concentration and attention to detail
... faster sensory processing
... increased capacity for focus and memory
... increased learning and consciousness
... increased openness to new ideas
... greater responsiveness in the moment
... reduced mental distractedness
... increased verbal creativity
... delayed ageing of the brain.


How you can improve your life!


In addition to its health benefits, Mindfulness, as a way of being ...
... fosters ethical behaviour and empathy toward others
... improves skills in leadership, problem-solving, negotiation and mediation
... enhances self-esteem, self-awareness and self-compassion
... assists in dealing with the problems of “learned helplessness”
... leads to greater personal and work satisfaction.


THIS IS NOT MERE OPINION ... IT IS MEDICAL FACT ...

... supported by innumerable neuroscientific findings reported in reputable medical
and scientific journal articles, and

... documented in numerous scholarly professional and business journal articles on
the beneficial results of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation in the workplace.

 

FOR PERSONAL INSTRUCTION
INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TUITION
IN MINDFULNESS AND
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
... and for more information
CONTACT
IAN ELLIS-JONES PhD
of Turramurra NSW Australia 
on +61 4 1255 7123
(0412 557 123)


This blog sets out a simple form of mindfulness sitting meditation.


ABOUT ME

I am a wellness instructor, retreat director, life coach, meditation master, spiritual counsellor and inspirational conference speaker.

I am the author of several published books and refereed journal articles.

I have taught and practised Mindfulness and various techniques and methods of Meditation for several years.

I have received formal training in Mindfulness Meditation and other forms of meditation.

I have multiple academic qualifications in law, the arts, management, dispute resolution, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), religion and spirituality.

I am a member of the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association.

Since 2002 I have lectured regularly at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry to mental health workers.


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