Lecture - What is mindfulness and how can it help you?
Mindfulness is being consciously present and compassionate with yourself and others – that means shifting your focus away from the things you cannot influence to what you can influence –yourself- and thus your environment. Being mindful is a way to redirect your energy, consciously choosing where you want to put it.
You cannot change everything, especially alone. Yet, you can choose how you want to relate to what is happening to you and around you.
Living in mindfulness can be very simple, and very difficult at the same time.
During this lecture, we examine what mindfulness is and what it is not, how different ways of relating with oneself and one’s surroundings affect us, where does your responsibility for what happens to you begin –and end. Also, we talk about what happens in the body and the brain under different stressors and explore what stress really is.