What is Mindfulness?

Candace Good, MD answers common questions about mindfulness.

Learn how mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety.

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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and not overly responsive or overwhelmed by the things going on around you. It focuses on cultivating awareness and acceptance by being more aware of your present experience. This mindful state can be developed using various techniques, including different types of meditation.

What is meditation?

Why should I practice mindfulness?

When you become separated from or unaccepting of the present, you can become consumed by worries associated with the future or regrets surrounding the past. This state can make it difficult to manage the inevitable ups and downs related to life.

Mindfulness can help you suspend judgment and explore your natural curiosities about how the mind works.

What are the benefits of mindfulness?

Practicing mindfulness offers numerous benefits, including: reducing stress

  • Reducing stress
  • Enhancing performance
  • Gaining insight and awareness of your own mind
  • Increasing your attention to the well-being of others

Can mindfulness help my condition?

Cultivating the practice of mindfulness is beneficial for everyone, especially when it’s used to treat disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD. This technique brings awareness, acceptance, and caring to each of your actions while reducing excess stress and improving your life.

What are wellness workshops?

Dr. Good brings her personal experience with mindfulness to her mind-body wellness workshops. She herself practices focused attention, mindfulness, and transcendental meditation.

Dr. Good's programs help you better understand the role mindfulness can play in stress reduction and improving your overall mental health.

OWN YOUR PRESENT

A Psychiatrist's Guide to Mindful Meditation and Living a More Conscious Lifestyle

Learn to:

  • breathe & make space with meditation
  • protect your energy
  • set realistic expectations
  • invite contentment by calming perfectionism
  • redefine what it means to be brave
  • lead by sharing your story

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