“Live in the moment”… how often we’ve heard it . . . even said it ourselves, but how often do we really do it?
For most of us, “live in the moment” is a catchy, bumper-sticker line, but there’s a lot more to it…especially to those who are practitioners of mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness meditation has concrete, proven benefits to our everyday lives. In fact, aside from its long-time, more traditional use among practitioners and their patients, we see it reducing stress in children, reconciling prisoners to their acts of violence, and ameliorating chronic pain and trauma …all areas, that maybe for the first time, are getting some much needed national attention.
Check out this post on YouTube (see below.) Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) is asking Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about stress reduction via mindfulness in a Congressional hearing. For those who know the benefits of mindfulness meditation, I can hear you saying, “Finally!”
Even for those new to the practice, I hope your curiosity is piqued…because, as you’ll hear in the video, this could become a mainstream prevention strategy.
And that’s not all. As we face the obesity epidemic, mindfulness treatments are proving effective in helping those with chronic weight issues to be “in charge” of their bodies and how they eat. Over half the population is overweight and one out of three are obese. Fad diets and quick fixes are not answers to problems that need long term solutions.
Mindfulness is one of those long term solutions. To learn more, check out our mind/body programs.
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