Mindfulness: a radical change in our lives

Anxiety and stress are today the second cause of sick leave in western countries.  The International Labor Organization warns that job stress leads to losses between 0.5% and 3.5% of countries' GDP.

This tells us a lot about how and where we have lived. We are in the age of immediacy. Technologies govern our day to day: emails, whats ups, calls, videoconferences, internet

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..We have never been so connected with each other and at the same time so disconnected from ourselves. This type of "Fast living " has detrimental effects on our physical and emotional health and also that of our loved ones.

Stress and anxiety they are nothing more than a reflection of our day to day: how we eat, how we interact, how we walk, how we talk

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we want to cover too much and we have learned to trade quality for quantity in our lives.

Mindfulness proposes a revolutionary and radical way of living. It is revolutionary for its simplicity and it is radical because in a way it goes against the current of established models..

How about you start by making time for yourself a couple of days a week. When I say for you, I mean only for you. Close your mobile and your computer. Make sure that during this period of time nobody is going to bother you. Try to find a comfortable place at home or at work. You can start with a few simple mindful movements. These movements are slow. They are consciously slow. Focus on the physical sensations of the exercise. Observe the parts that stretch, the parts that relax, the activation of the body, its temperature, the pain, the pleasure. Then you can sit in a position that is comfortable for you and close your eyes for five minutes. Focus on the breath. Observe the sensations in the body each time you inhale and exhale: rib cage expanding, abdomen rising and falling, lungs swelling and sinking

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These simple exercises can have an extraordinary effect on both your physical and mental health. The fact of "picking up " on ourselves and learning to stop is the first step. Later if we learn to focus on physical sensations when we breathe or when we move, we will learn to stop our minds. Stopping our minds means gradually dissolving the large flow of thoughts that permeate our way of perceiving things. Imagine what your life would be like if you had a tool that would allow you to stop being compulsively interpreting everything and you could experience things in a fresh, direct and free way from your points of view and musings. What a relief it would be!

Well that's it mindfulness, a way of experiencing things as they are, with acceptance and free of interpretation, moment after moment.

Some scientific evidence on mindfulness:

  • The structure dthe brain changes after an eight week program
  • Decrease chronic pain and the emotional reaction to it
  • Regulates and lowers levels of depression and apathy
  • Decreases hypertension and the risk of heart attack / Regulates blood sugar levels / Improves ADHD
  • Regulates stress and anxiety levels, improving the ability to concentrate and resolve
  • Increases serotonin levels in the blood improving the feeling of well-being / Decreases blood cortisol (stress hormone)

 Benefits of mindfulness at work:

  • Develop active listening and effective communication with our environment.
  • Facilitates collaboration and teamwork.       
  • Increase confidence and leadership skills      
  • Facilitates conflict resolution·      
  • Improve productivity and reduces absenteeism from work      
  • Increases the general well-being of the worker significantly reducing stress, mental load and "burnout ".

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  • Free Mindfulness courses in Barcelona

Free Mindfulness courses in Barcelona

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