Week 6 – WAVE: Ride the Emotion – Building your Resilience
FACT: Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with wellbeing and perceived health. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry.
Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating conscious awareness of our thoughts, feelings and environment in every moment, without judging the experiences.
We gradually learn thoughts and behaviours that result in joy and those that trigger stressful reactions and suffering. Neuroscience is increasingly supporting the idea that mindfulness and meditation help to enhance perception, awareness and complex thinking. Resilience to stress is one of the key benefits of mindfulness.
Meditation is a practical tool with which one can observe inner and outer experiences with compassion, acceptance and neutrality. Consistent and regular meditation practices promote calmness, inner stability and reduce impulsive, reactive behaviours. We learn to disentangle ourselves from the daily ebb and flow of emotions, anxiety and stress and to connect with our lives and with others in a deeper and more profound manner.
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