Mindfulness is an ancient practice made increasingly popular in recent years due to its numerous benefits. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as "Paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment without judgment." Research over the past 35 years has shown that mindfulness is effective in reducing anxiety and depression, chronic pain and illness and interpersonal and work stress, while increasing self-awareness, focus, memory and learning abilities, performance in creative and athletic performance, empathy, emotional regulation and sleep quality.
Truly, such a practice of self-awareness and radical acceptance reduces personal suffering and allows one to respond to life with wisdom and discernment. Having personally benefitted tremendously from mindfulness and my dedicated practice, I pursued and completed extensive professional training and am a certified teacher with both Mindfulness In Schools Project and Mindful Schools. I am pleased to offer this additional specialty to individual adult and adolescent clients, as well as integrating mindfulness practices into my parent coaching work. As part of the faculty with Atlanta Mindfulness Institute, I also offer workshops and trainings on mindfulness. Please visit their site to see a complete offering of their exceptional courses, retreats and sitting groups.