Mindfulness is the capacity to be fully aware of what is happening in our thoughts, feelings and bodies in the present moment. This non-judgemental awareness can be extended to events in our daily lives and to the world around us.
Practicing in this way, moment-by-moment, helps us to develop greater clarity and insight. In turn, this frees us to choose how we respond to situations rather than simply reacting and living our lives on autopilot.
Mindfulness training empowers us to work more effectively with our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. It encourages acceptance and gentleness towards what is unfolding in the here and now.