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What is Mindfulness?


"Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way - on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgementally."

- John Kabat Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


"Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at the moment — free from distraction or judgment, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them."

- Headspace

Mindfulness is the practice of acknowledging what you’re feeling without judging the emotions or sensations as you’re experiencing them.

Modern life is stressful, and in truth, most of us aren’t handling it well. In this informative talk, drawn from research in social work and religion, Dr. Regina Chow Trammel explores how the ancient practices of mindfulness can enable all of us to transcend the pressures of life. Learn how to gain mindfulness skills and make use of your whole capacity as a human being: body, mind, and spirit.

"Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life's slings and arrows and others more resilient?" In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.