A second mindfulness strategy, which may be a new coping mechanism, is to open up and turn towards challenges in a healthy way.
The participants in the program discovered two kinds of connections – connections to other people, and connection to nature.
Fortunately, mindfulness offers us a whole range of practices which can be very helpful when we are dealing with ongoing restlessness and anxiety.
One of the challenges we face in our often busy lives is that many of our habitual patterns and coping strategies are happening below the level of our conscious awareness.
How hard can it be, to be mindful? After all, we’re already in the present moment – we haven’t time-travelled anywhere.
One of the most exciting developments in mindfulness over the past four decades has been its increasing use for therapeutic aims.
Meanwhile, I also want to relax, but it’s not easy to let go of the of the images and stories happening around the world.
It was the beginning of the fourth set, and the veteran tour player was finding it increasingly difficult to control his frustration as the young upstart broke his serve and then held with ease.