Did you know?
Our minds are thinking about something other than what we're doing 47% of time time.
PHONES & CONNECTION
The mere presence of a phone interferes with the connection we make with others.
STRESS & AGEING
Stress has been shown to shorten telomeres, which are key in the process of ageing.
Our minds are under a constant siege of distraction and often feel like they're jumping around like crickets. What’s the evidence we can develop focus, creativity and compassion, and access a place of tranquility and balance? Thousands of studies have found that these fundamental qualities of living with excellence can be developed with mindfulness; that we can optimise our minds with simple mental training practices.
How Mindfulness helps
IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTIONALITY & CREATIVITY
Many studies have found improvements in mental cognition following mindfulness training: strengthened concentration, improved working memory and problem-solving skills and performance at work. Divergent thinking, important in creativity, has also been found to increase with meditation. (1)
IMPROVES WELLBEING & RELATIONSHIPS
Numerous studies show that mindfulness enhances connection and empathy towards others and significantly improves overall wellbeing; reducing rumination, improving emotional regulation and enhancing a sense of awe. (2)
REDUCES STRESS & ENHANCES PHYSICAL HEALTH
Mindfulness is a practical self-repair tool that has been found to significantly reduce inflammation and blood pressure, leading to faster recovery from stress and better overall health. It also proves an effective tool for pain management. (3)
The Focus Movement offers training in these skills. Say hello and find out how we can bring it to you and your team.
(1) Ref: Ref: Zeidan et. al. (2010), Cahn & Polich (2006), Jacobs et. al. (2013), Mrazek et. al. (2013), Colzato et.al. (2012), Slagter et al. (2007)
(2) Ref: Gladding (2013), Zeidan et. al. (2013), Jacobs et. al. (2013), Wachholtz and Pargament (2005), Creswell et. al. (2014)
(3) Ref: Davidson et. al. (2013), Kaliman et. al. (2013), Zeidan et. al. (2015), Chiesa and Seretti (2009), Davidson et. al. (2003)