Mindfulness Series (Part 1): What is mindfulness?
When I first thought of mindfulness, I thought of hour-long sessions of seated meditation. I realized how wrong my misconception was after taking the time to give this form of cognitive therapy a shot. Mindfulness began long ago as a Buddhist tradition. It’s now recognized by psychotherapists as a prescription for things like anxiety, depression, and memory loss. What makes mindfulness unique from other forms of meditation is that the primary focus is on one’s current physical state.