What Exactly is Mindfulness? 

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Mindfulness is the practice of ensuring that your mind is entirely focused on what’s going on, what you’re doing, and the environment you’re in. That may appear insignificant, except for the fact that we frequently stray from the topic at hand. Our minds take flight, we lose contact with our bodies, and we find ourselves immersed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or worrying about the future. That makes us anxious, worried and uncomfortable.  

Mindfulness is the fundamental human ability to be completely present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. 

The Benefits of Mindfulness   

When we practice mindfulness, it is not necessary to focus on the advantages, but rather to focus on the exercise itself; however, there are many benefits that mindfulness provides. When we are mindful, we minimise stress, improve performance, acquire insight and awareness by studying our own minds, and pay more attention to the well-being of others. 

Mindfulness allows us to suspend judgement and explore our natural curiosity in the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness—both to ourselves and to others. 

The Types of Mindfulness Practice 

While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques. The main goal of mindfulness is to pay complete, conscious attention to everything you are doing. Paying attention is the key to becoming present and being anchored in the present moment, not living in the past or worrying about the future, but just enjoying life as it was intended to be lived. When you start paying attention again, you initiate fundamental changes that have an impact on your entire life. You start seeing the world with the same zest, freshness, and delight that you had as a youngster. Anxiety, tension, dissatisfaction, and tiredness all can be reduced through practicing mindfulness

Here are some examples of mindfulness techniques: 

1. Breathing Exercises 

2. Physical Exercises 

3. Sensory Exercises 

4.  5-4-3-2-1 Technique 

5.  Anchoring Phrase 

Read more about our favourite mindfulness techniques. 

Mindfulness at iView

We are thrilled to launch our brand-new iView Mindfulness Video Series.  A series of instructive and enjoyable courses can help you improve your mindfulness, study, and workplace abilities if you carefully follow the Mindfulness for Study book. Each video corresponds to a different chapter in the Mindfulness for Study book, and it guides you through the book with interactive features, exercises, and quizzes. You may pause the videos at any moment and start where you left off when you are ready, taking notes and underlining key points on your printed copy. 

Our interactive Mindfulness for Study tutorials were developed with the help of our partners at Loughborough University. The films are intended to assist anyone suffering from mental health issues and anxiety, as well as to give fantastic advice for anyone on the Autistic Spectrum or who is simply finding life more difficult. The Mindfulness for Study teaching series is based on the best-selling book of the same name. To obtain the Mindfulness for Study e-book, please contact iView