Mindfulness is the practice of noticing the flow of body sensations, thoughts and emotions present in any situation without being carried away by them. The curriculum known as mindfulness-based-stress-reduction underpins all the work we do at EVERMIND.

Evidence-based scientific studies indicate that the key benefits of mindfulness practice are:

  1. A lasting shift from habitual automatic reactivity to present-moment responsiveness
  2. Improved cognitive functions including sustained attention, memory and rational decision-making
  3. Improved positive emotions and well-being which boosts immunity to illness
  4. Insight into destructive thought patterns and emotions which can alleviate the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD and addictions
  5. Increased relaxation due to a decrease in stress hormones and shrinking in size of the brain’s stress centers
  6. A positive effect on physical ailments such as hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain
  7. A new relationship with the negative voice in your head including permission to ignore it
  8. Greater emotional intelligence – improved self-awareness and compassion is linked to better relationships with self and others
  9. Greater moral courage, less procrastination and perfectionism