About the Course
Mindfulness skills teach participants to increase nonjudgmental awareness of present experiences and to improve attentional control. By learning how to participate fully in the present moment, participants are better able to reduce their own suffering and increase their capacity for pleasure.
By becoming aware of emotional states and urges, one develops the capacity to mindfully select a skilful response, rather than reacting impulsively. It is being aware of things that you are experiencing (with all five senses, including urges) in the present moment, instead of getting pulled into the future or the past. It is taking hold of your mind and controlling it rather than it being in control of you. Being mindful is living with eyes wide open.