So, maybe you have read or heard a bit about mindfulness, and have become curious. Not just, “What is it?” but also “How is meditation done?” Seeing yogis on the news or in movies or t.v. shows, sitting cross-legged, eyes closed, in total silence—you can’t help but think that’s what the goal is. But, truthfully, […]
What’s all this “mindfulness” stuff about? Part II by Sharon Cannon, PhD
To be skilled at “mindfulness” is to be less distracted by our thoughts and stories, and more focused on being present with the experiences upon which we generate our PICTURES of “reality”. The fundamental reality is really just the connection we have with our senses—sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile, and visceral (internal to the […]
What’s all this “mindfulness” stuff about?
So much lately has appeared in both the professional and popular literature about the mindfulness movement in mental health treatment. At first glance, the term itself tends to strike people as pretty “new-agey”, “woo-woo”, or the latest fad in a desperate search for happiness. However, the ideas and activities central to mindfulness have been around […]