Participants are expected to demonstrate an experiential understanding of mindfulness through participation in actual practice sessions such as mindful breathing, mindful eating, mindful journaling, and mindful listening-talking. Evidence-based mindfulness research will also be discuss. Example of mindful breathing: A-Awareness (Noticing thoughts, feelings and body sensations) G-Grounding (Notice breath, inhale and exhale) E-Expand (Mindful of self, self care) Overview: What is mindfulness? Why do we need to be mindful? How can we practice mindfulness in our daily lives? “Living in the Age of Distraction: Mindful or Mind full? (An Introduction to Mindfulness Based-Cognition” According to Jon Kabbat-Zinn, Mindfulness means paying attention to purpose, moment by moment and non-judgmentally. In reality, individuals are living in the age of distraction nowadays with internet generation. People have attention difficulties, they tend to be forgetful, and the tendency of difficulty in managing their thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Mindfulness has been shown to improve well-being (Carmody and Baer, 2008) and reduce psychological distress (Coffey and Hartman, 2008).
I'm a trained and practicing mindfulness facilitator in the Philippines since 2015. I have undergone series of training and practicum on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the country. I was trained by the mindfulness teachers of The Center for Mindfulness Canada and Ateneo de Manila University Fr. Bulatao Psychology Services. I facilitated mindfulness sessions in various workplaces, schools, communities, and non-government organizations. I am currently working as a public school teacher and also a designated school counselor. I'm a licensed psychometrician and teacher in the Philippines.
Raisin or any small chips for mindful eating exercises.
Mindfulness workshop can be conducted in a training room or classroom setting (indoors) as long as the place is peaceful and not too disturbing for focus and concentration. It can also be facilitated in the nature park setting (outdoors) for a quiet and peaceful place.
Mindfulness is a 3-hour form of self-care and wellness. It has limitations because it is not advisable for people suffering from chronic depression and other severe mental issues and concerns.
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