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Learn how mindfulness can improve your mental health and help you live your best life.

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The 5-Day Mindfulness Challenge

Start learning about Mindfulness today. Join our 5-Day Challenge and discover for yourself how mindfulness can change your life! Take the Challenge and you will receive regular videos that will provide you with a solid introduction to mindfulness. Each video will focus on a different way of experiencing and practicing mindfulness.

Thanks for taking the mindfulness challenge. We'll send you one email per day for the next five days and then periodic helpful mindfulness tips straight from our owner, Dr. Kristin Vaughn. You can unsubscribe anytime.

Here are a few of the reasons that mindfulness works so well for mental health and healing:

  • Increased Awareness: Mindfulness helps in developing a heightened awareness of one's thoughts and feelings. This awareness enables individuals to recognize and understand their mental patterns, leading to better emotional regulation.

  • Stress Reduction: Regular mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. By focusing on the present moment, mindfulness helps in alleviating the worry often associated with past or future events. Improved

  • Emotional Regulation: Mindfulness aids in managing emotions more effectively. It encourages acceptance of feelings without judgment, which can lead to more balanced and stable emotional responses.

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment without judgment and with an open and curious intention. It is a way of cultivating a part of your brain that can observe without reactivity or the need to avoid or escape what is there in the present moment. 

We have been conditioned to operate in the doing mode of mind, where our minds tend to feel more useful. It's familiar and allows our minds to run on autopilot for a lot of our lives. This leads to a number of problems. If you are on autopilot, you are probably functioning "okay" on the outside in order to get things done, but you are not present for it. Instead you may be in the past or in the future. This isn't always "bad." But when the past is filled with regret or pain and the future is filled with fear or anxiety, we tend to experience these things as if they were happening now. But they aren't. And this leads to suffering. 

On the other hand, the "being" mode of mind simply observes, but also disengages the brain activity that elicit emotional reactivity, worry, panic, hopelessness, depression, and many other negative patterns of your mental life. By engaging the being mode of mind, you create psychological flexibility and thus, more options, and more freedom.

Benefits of Mindfulness

Regular mindfulness practice has been proven to provide the following benefits:

  • Less stress

  • Increased working memory

  • Better focus and attention span

  • Lower anxiety and depression

  • Less emotional reactivity

  • More cognitive flexibility

  • Positive affect (good mood)

  • Quicker recovery following fight/flight response

  • Increased immune functioning

  • Increased capacity for empathy

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