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Mindfulness is a powerful way to journey through life. It is being able to develop a moment-to-moment awareness of your life experience as it unfolds. It is being aware of your body, your thoughts and your emotions with an openness and friendly willingness to better understand yourself and the world around you. It's being present and awake for the joys in each day and experiencing all of life’s challenges without being overwhelmed by them. Mindfulness helps you find physical and mental calm in a very demanding world, so that you can respond with inner wisdom, compassion and insight.  The latest research has also shown that mindfulness not only reduces stress, it literally can change the the structure and function of our brains.

 
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What are the Benefits of Mindfulness?

The many health benefits to practicing mindfulness include:

  • stress reduction
  • improved mental focus and concentration
  • greater mental clarity and balance
  • improved overall health and wellbeing
  • greater ability to respond to difficult situations and make wise decisions
  • increased empathy and connection with others 

Research has Shown . . .

A growing body of scientific research has shown significant health benefits from practicing mindfulness to conditions such as:

  • high blood pressure
  • chronic pain
  • sleep disorders
  • substance abuse
  • addictive behaviors
 
 
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Studies have shown that through mindfulness meditation we can alter the structure and function of our brains.  Much like going to the gym and building muscle, we now know that we can also strengthen our brains through mental exercise. We already know about healthy eating and exercise, but we are just beginning to understand how keeping our brains healthy and strong can greatly impact our overall health and wellbeing!

Neuroscientists have found that after just a few weeks of mindfulness meditation, practitioners had measurable structural changes in parts of theirs brains involved in stress, focus and self-control, memory, sense of self and empathy. New studies, like this Harvard MRI study, are finding that we can actually change our brains through mindfulness practice.

“Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, but you can change your brain and rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, become more self-aware, focus better, understand social cues, ease your emotional triggers and grow more resilient.”
— Richard Davidson, Ph.D., Center for Healthy Minds
“It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life.”
— - Britta Hölzel, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

What Can Mindfulness Do for You?

More research on the benefits of mindfulness. Click the links in blue below to read more research articles.

Mindfulness for Business

Enhance Focus, Performance & Productivity

Mindfulness has proven to be a powerful tool in enhancing performance by increasing focusattention and resilience. Many schools, universities, athletic teams and even corporations like IntelDow ChemicalAetna, Google, Goldman Sachs and General Mills have offered mindfulness training that resulted in improved performance, resiliency, decision making and productivity.

Mindfulness for Schools

Increase Positivity
& Happiness

Studies have shown that people who trained in mindfulness experienced higher levels of positivity, life satisfaction, vitality, and adaptive emotion regulation, and lower levels of depression, anxiety and negativity.

Stress Reduction 

Decrease Stress

Researchers at Stanford and Harvard Universities studied individuals who participated in eight-week mindfulness-based programs and discovered structural changes in their brains corresponding to areas of the brain that regulate emotion and the stress response. Other similar studies, found that participants in such programs experienced a significant reduction in stress and anxiety.

 
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Increase Creativity
& Innovation

Research shows that mindfulness reduces our tendency to get stuck in the same thought patterns, lessening our cognitive rigidity, and allowing for greater creativity and innovative thinking.

Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing

Improve Overall Health & Wellbeing

Several studies have shown that mindfulness practices can boost the immune systembenefit relationships, improve people's outlooks and increase an individual's overall happiness.

 
 
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What is Meditation?

If you can breathe, you can meditate!

People often ask me what the difference is between Mindfulness and Meditation. Meditation is focusing your mind in a particular way for a period of time. There are many different types of meditation. Mindfulness Meditation is focusing your mind or attention on your present-moment experience, as it unfolds. It is only recently that modern science is beginning to understand how mindfulness meditation can actually change your brain and body, improving your psychological and physical well-being. 

 

Mindfulness Tools for Everyday Life

2bpresent’s goal is to explore both formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices, as a way of providing people with tools to lower their levels of stress, and to be more present in their everyday lives.  2bpresent specializes in taking the latest research from mindfulness, neuroscience and positive psychology to teach evidence-based, practical and accessible tools to help people thrive. 

I want everyone to experience the incredible emotional, psychological and physical benefits of achieving that inner stillness by whatever mindfulness practices feel most comfortable to you.


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