Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck; back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.
This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of present moment reality. Often associated with Buddhism, mindfulness is actually not a religious concept, and instead a well researched technique used and accepted throughout the scientific community. Also referred to as "heartfulness", mindfulness is a beautiful and deeply healing way to approach life, and especially miscarriage.
I found mindfulness especially helpful during this raw, emotional time of miscarriage, and know you will, too.
5 Science-Backed Reasons for mindfulness:
Understand your pain. Pain is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to rule you. Mindfulness can help you reshape your relationship with mental and physical pain.
Connect better. Ever find yourself staring blankly at a friend, lover, child, and you’ve no idea what they’re saying? Mindfulness helps you give them your full attention.
Lower stress. There’s lots of evidence these days that excess stress causes lots of illnesses and makes other illnesses worse. Mindfulness decreases stress.
Focus your mind. It can be frustrating to have our mind stray off what we’re doing and be pulled in six directions. Mindfulness hones our innate ability to focus.
Reduce brain chatter. The nattering, chattering voice in our head seems never to leave us alone. Isn’t it time we gave it a little break?