Welcome to just being and resting into conscious presence and traditional and contemporary exercises from mindfulness and practices oriented around compassion. We explore an approach to life based on presence and compassion, providing resilience under stress and resources for recovery and balance. When we practice mindfulness, we cultivate an ability to be with what is and step out of our automatic reactions and instead respond to life’s various events with greater compassion.
Mindfulness originally comes from the Hindu and Buddhist tradition where conscious presence is practiced as an approach to life and for meditation. In west the mindfulness-techniques has come to be widely researched and evidence-based methods to increase well-being, health and quality of life.
Some benefits of Mindfulness are used in:
– Stress reduction and recovery.
– Step out of your autopilot and increase our ability to consciously act instead of reacting.
– Understanding of your behaviors and their connection to thought, feeling, body and action.
– To face life and be with yourself from a conscious, compassionate and embodied approach.
– Breathing and body awareness.
– Mindfulness in everyday tasks.
Compassion is a radical way of acknowledging suffering as part of being human and an understanding that when we are our ally rather than our enemy, we create more constructive and sustainable ways of dealing with life. We practice being our own friend, even when we need it most. Compassion is the key to responding to stress with care and to creating community in relationships instead of separation. We are all in the same boat.
With compassion, we can build a foundation for inner support in all moments of life and a sense of belonging – with the ability for our nervous system to create security in contrast to the survival mechanisms our bodies use when we experience stress. A fundamental approach in Eastern philosophy is to understand how we all, both humans, animals and nature, interact and influence each other and therefore it is ethically valuable to take care of each other, to cultivate a concern for others. In Buddhist tradition, compassion is a guideline, something that leads to happiness and is a large part of the meaning of life. Compassion is today a proven and research-based method in the West as a way to increase well-being and resilience in the midst of life’s challenges.