February 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM
As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals and families, Summit Psychological Services has offered the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for several years. The MBSR program is an introduction to what mindfulness is, its benefits, and the various ways we can train ourselves to be mindful, primarily through meditation and the practice of techniques that will develop minds that are more calm, clear, and focused. Mindfulness, defined as seeing things clearly, with acceptance and compassion for self and others, increases awareness and equanimity, and in numerous experimental studies, has been shown to improve many emotional and physical conditions. Its explosive growth as a method for promoting well-being is documented in the February 3rd edition of Time Magazine (“The Mindful Revolution”).