Post Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

King County offered it's first MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) classes this year as part of Healthy Incentives.  It was a pilot, so we could learn how popular and effective the program would be before we signed a contract or made a long term commitment. Wow, were we surprised at the popularity. When 3 classes... Continue Reading →

What is Mindfulness Practice?

"Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, non-judgmentally".  John Kabat-Zinn (1990) The practice of mindfulness encourages us to pay attention to the process of our experience - not just the content.  It is meant to help us "catch" ourselves when we fall into our systematic patterns of responding.  It helps us create... Continue Reading →

More on Mindfulness

One of the mindfulness techniques that really stuck with me, is the STOP: STOP is one way you can remind yourself to be mindful in the heat of the moment. Stopping allows us to intentionally step out of our customary automatic reactivity first by becoming fully aware that being swept along in automatic reactivity is... Continue Reading →

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