Mindfulness- based Wellness Programs help to:
. Manage Chronic Pain or Illness
. Strengthen our Immune System
. Lower Blood Pressure
. Reduce Heart Rate
. Decrease Anxiety
. Manage Depression
. Improve compassion for self & others
. Increase Happiness
Mindfulness training can be an important complimentary or integrative program for anyone rehabilitating from illness or injury,
It's beneficial for Caregivers as well!
Managing family life and caring for loved ones can be very rewarding; but also depleting at times. Mindful parenting practices allow us to feel more steady in our role and less like we're putting out fires all day. A few basic mindful tips include:
Care for yourself (remember the airplane oxygen mask goes on the parent first). Meet kids where they're at, in this moment. Be creative and adaptable, not always relying on your habitual ways of handling a challenge. Smile, be positive (less critical of self as well), and maintain a sense of humor... parenting is a journey. Practice mindfulness together, keep it fun, informal mindful moments or short meditations....a gift for life!
Wellness is important for employee health, creativity, and productivity. Most people today live a high-pressure, fast-paced, demanding life. Our brains feel full and overwhelmed most days. Mindfulness helps us learn to master the constant flood of mental chatter. We also learn to better manage our emotions, to pause, and to choose a response, rather than impulsively react and say something we may later regret. Building relationships, communicating and collaborating in the workplace (or anywhere) requires us to be fully present, patient, and focused in our interactions with others; therefore, employee mindfulness programs are expanding rapidly.