I find there are many misconceptions about what mindful awareness is and how it may be a useful tool in any therapeutic process. I introduce it to my clients as a skill-building practice that helps them become more aware of their own awareness. The most current studies show it to be a useful tool for strengthening emotion regulation, focus of attention, empathy & insight. It even has been shown to promote healthy immune function as well as to improve your ability to more freely approach challenging and new situations.
Developing a mindful awareness practice is an invaluable tool towards emotional balance and well-being. There are many ways to incorporate mindful practice into your life – and current studies show that you can achieve results in a short period of time with as little as 12 minutes of practice a day.
I like to think of Mindful Awareness as mental hygiene!