What is mindfulness?
The word "mindfulness" is a translation of a Pali term that means paying attention in each moment. Although mindfulness training has its roots in Buddhism, part of its mainstream Western popularity is owed to Jon Kabat-Zim, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Benefits of mindfulness
According to The Greater Good: the Science of a Meaningful Life, mindfulness has numerous, studied and documented benefits for our brains, minds and bodies. Mindfulness reduces stress, increases positive emotions, strengthens our immune systems and enhances our relationships.
Mindfulness practice is seeing unprecedented growth as a tool for improving well-being. Mindfulness researchers have studied the benefits of mindfulness to individual well-being, health, and education.