Mindfulness is a state of being completely in contact with the present moment. It means being aware, from moment to moment, of your ideas, feelings, physical senses and the environment around us. It involves noticing small things you might not have seen before. The purpose is not so much about relaxing, but more on detecting things in a calm way. Two aware techniques which can be done anywhere are focussed breathing and body scanning.
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Mindfulness basically entails the passive observation of internal and external stimuli without mental reaction. It is most explicitly, but not only, laid out in Buddhist meditation texts.
Listed below is some other cool stuff related to mindfulness and depression
- – www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
- Cambo Estate News: Mindfulness for Depression: Theory and Practice
- The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself …
- Mindfulness, Adolescence, and Depression « The Situationist