It is a technique of mental concentration with continued practice in our efforts to develop a better relationship with our thoughts and emotions through a deep understanding of how the mind works. Taking the full awareness of the present moment, of the processes of the mind that happen in each moment, of our sensations and emotions, observing without identifications, nor judging.
Develop a less reactive behavior in front of our internal experience Possibilities to respond in the place of reacting.
The Origin of Mindfulness
The Mindfulness technique, which takes its bases from the millennial Buddhist meditation, was coined and propelled by the Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Massachusetts, John Kabat-Zin. Kabat, a training biologist, pioneered this technique in the West in multiple investigations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mindfulness has more than 35 years of scientific studies demonstrating benefits through scanner in self-regulation, concentration, memory, humor, self-esteem, sleep, health. In psychotherapy is being successfully used to treat different physical conditions, such as chronic pain, and mental, such as depression, anxiety and stress, obsessive disorders and addictions counted reduction of 50%.
Neuroimaging Research Programs in the practice of Mindfullness can change the brain structure (hippocampus and amygdala) and brain functions. It reinforces the functional connections between the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala, improving the regulation of the activity of the latter.
Mindfulness is being used as a tool in Colleges and Companies such as Apple, Google, Nike, eBay, Twitter, General Mills, making a great impact on the performance of employees and managers.
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