According to Professor Mark Williams (2011), Oxford University "Mindfulness is a translation of a word that simply means awareness. Mindfulnet is an independent, not for profit website dedicated to providing easily accessible information on mindfulness. Mindfulness allows one to experience each moment with clarity and serenity, no matter how difficult or intense the situation.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, facing a life crisis or illness or just longing to find a place of rest form the pace of modern life?
The most common forms of psychotherapy utilize discussion about life circumstances, emotions, beliefs and suffering.
Studiestress en faalangst hebben alles te maken met de gedachten die over de studie en prestatiesituaties in je hoofd rondgaan. Hoe kan mindfulness je helpen in zo’n situatie? Mindfulness leert je om gedachten te laten komen en weer gaan. Het effect hiervan is dat je meer in het hier en nu leert zijn, zonder gepieker over falen uit het verleden of angst voor falen in de toekomst. Ook krijg je een relativerender, vriendelijker kijk op jezelf en de wereld.
This entry was posted in Persoonlijke ontwikkeling, Studieproblemen, Tentamentips and tagged faalangst, mindfulness, studiestress, tentamenstress. Over mijn blogDeze blog van de studentenpsychologen en Studie & Studentondersteuning van Universiteit Leiden helpt studenten beter studeren. You’re on autopilot, for instance, when you back out of your driveway and head to work on a Saturday when you meant to go to the park.
You can focus on the present anytime, anywhere: in your car, standing in a line, or at work.
Learning to be in the present moment can help you take a step back and better manage stress or cope with serious illness. If the exercise targets a certain body part, how does that part feel while you’re doing it? Paid advertising on The Open Mind may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. All the pictures and information shown on this blog are the property of their respective owners. The brain loves to chunk information in order to remember things and there are so many great acronyms that help us remember to bring mindfulness into our lives. This acronym created by Michelle McDonald and popularized and adapted by Tara Brach, is incredible for  helping us gain perspective, self-compassion and confidence with our difficult feelings.
This is a practice from The Now Effect that was adapted from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for the purpose of helping us pop out of auto-pilot, steady our minds and deepen into the present moment. This is a newer acronym from Uncovering Happiness that helps  us find strength and confidence through vulnerability. Here is the latest acronym that I think gets to the essence of mindfulness and because there is no prior  reference to this, I’ll spell it out here. Truth – As we settle into this natural awareness we come to recognize the truth that fundamentally this is our refuge and is who we are beneath the ever-changing flux of daily experiences. And at the same time, underneath it all, there’s even a bigger picture, to begin experiencing the reality of our common humanity (or even our common being-ness in the universe). Join the Mindful Living CommunityRegister to receive daily short now moments, weekly or monthly newsletter, notifications of upcoming events, and free access to a monthly live online interactive call with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. My approach to counseling starts with the belief that the better we can know ourselves, the more able we are to identify and enact the changes we want to make. Mindfulness practice helps us train our minds, allowing us to be fully aware, in the present moment, without judgement. To be clear, mindfulness practice is not a magic pill that will lead you to a pain-free life of unceasing joy.
Paying Attention Have you ever been driving and all of a sudden realized that you’ve completely lost the last 10 miles?
Releasing Judgment We tend to categorize our world into ideas about what is good and bad, or what is right and wrong.

The more we understand our thoughts and feelings, our habits and tendencies, our hopes and needs and desires, the more effective we can be at making the changes we want to make in our lives. I incorporate many different threapeutic approaches into my work, and the one I use most often is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Mindfulness helps with the first part, by giving us greater insight to deep-seated thoughts and beliefs that don’t serve us particularly well. Mindfulness practice, inherited from the Buddhist tradition, is being employed in Western psychology  to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, including obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety, and in the prevention of relapse in depression and drug addiction. Mindfulness is a beneficial practice for everyone.  Over time, mindfulness brings mental fitness, just as exercise brings physical fitness.
You can live life in a more fulfilling way when you are engaged with the reality of your present experience, setting aside habits such as being judgemental or critical of yourself or others and letting life be just as it is. Releasing yourself from the constant conflict inherent in wanting things to be other than how they actually are frees you up to make the most of what life offers. Our attention is hijacked by our thoughts and emotions, by our concerns, by our worries for the future, and our regrets and memories of the past.
Mindfulnet provides information on mindfulness, MBCT (Mindfulness based cognitive therapy) and MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction). The therapist attempts to help the client understand the events of the past and how these effect current and future challenges. Je kunt dit als student inzetten als je onzeker bent en twijfels of je jouw studie wel aankunt. Hoewel een beetjes spanning voor een tentamen juist wel goed is en je scherp houdt, leidt sterke spanning vaak tot een hoop negatieve gedachten. Of ze nu positief of negatief zijn. Waar je als je piekert helemaal wordt meegezogen in je gedachten en via allerlei associaties van de ene iin de andere piekergedachte terechtkomt, neem je ze waar van een afstand bij de beoefening van mindfulness.
That lets you change what you’re doing in the moment, rather than regretting it later. Being mindful can help you break free from the autopilot trance and take a moment to make a different choice.
Many people who practice it say they relax more easily, have a greater enthusiasm for life, and feel more self-confident.
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I’m going to list a few really key ones and then link you to respective guided practices or posts as a reference to play with them and bring them into your life. It  incorporates all the elements of self-compassion, including the  experience behind our common humanity. There is certainly overlap with this and other practices (RAIN in  particular), but I think this acronym is really fitting. We start to see that everyone has this same natural awareness beneath the masks they wear.Most importantly, we start to sense to truth that we are all connected in this way. Mindfulness is the best path I’ve found for fully, deeply, and openly knowing yourself and your world.
For centuries, practitioners of mindfulness have experienced benefits such as greater ease, harmony, connection, and happiness. Now, scientific research is proving that these and other changes are real, measurable, and achievable by nearly anyone who fully commits to the practice.
When practiced regularly over time, however, it can give you the tools you need to ride the inevitable ups and downs of life with greater equanimity and less reactivity. Often, we can get so lost in thoughts that we fail to notice what’s going on around us. And the first step in understanding ourselves is increasing our awareness of how we percieve and react to ourselves and others. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all closely connected, and are constantly interacting with each other. Once we see those thoughts for being the stumbling blocks they have become, we can then work to formulate and incorporate new, more useful thoughts, that then lead to a decrease in emotional pain and an increased ability to engage in behavior that helps us get our needs met. Just being able to concentrate and focus better brings rewards.  People report more zest for life and feeling calmer and happier with regular practice.

It's knowing what's going on inside your mind and body, and what's going on in the outside world as well.
Mindful awareness is about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, and without judgement.
We describe what mindfulness is, and its uses including mindfulness in schools, mindfulness in prisons, mindfulness in courts, mindfulness in universities, mindfulness in the workplace, mindfulness for executives, mindfulness for medical practitioners and therapists. This approach may be effective for some people; but for many others it becomes very helpful to incorporate a practice of mindfulness with cognitive therapy. Dat klinkt zweveriger dan het is, de werkzaamheid is ondertussen effectief gebleken in veel wetenschappelijke onderzoeken. You could trade the chips for carrots, or decide to skip TV and take a walk around the block instead. Finally, I’m going to introduce you to a new powerful acronym that gets to the point of mindfulness. The awareness is not wrapped up in the experience, the sensations, emotions and thoughts are arising within a wider awareness. As the title of Dan Harris’s wonderful book suggests, mindfulness can get you to a place where you are 10% Happier.
When we learn to live in the present moment, we find that much of our emotional pain dissipates as we discover that what’s happening right here, right now, is far more manageable than our imagination would lead us to believe.
Sometimes that means learning simple mindfulness exercises that we can easily incorporate into our daily life, and sometimes it just means shifting our perspective. Generally, we find that when we have certain thoughts, those thoughts can lead to certain feelings which can then lead to certain behaviors.
We also list research into mindfulness, such as mindfulness for stress, sleep disorders, cancer and much more.
Is het wel echt zo dat ik het niet kan? Het gaat niet om concentratie op de negatieve gedachten maar om bewustwording van het hier en nu, van alle gedachten die spontaan opkomen. The information on this website is not intended to replace your relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. These pictures have been collected from different public sources including different websites, blogs considering to be in public domain. We become more aware of everything, from the external world that our senses percieve, to what’s happening inside us, including, most importantly, our thoughts and feelings. And when we tell ourselves, for example, that we’re wrong for feeling a certain way (sad, or angry, or scared), we compound our pain.
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We have a UK and USA bookshop dedicated to mindfulness books, and recommend the best books to read about mindfulness.
Er is geen noodzaak een probleem meteen op te lossen, de attitude is om de gedachten toe te laten, ervaren en loslaten.
We enter into a conscious conversation with our inner world, one that can lead to greater choice in how we engage with ourselves and the world around us. The tricky part is that some of our thought patterns are so deeply ingrained that it can be hard to even realize that they are problematic, and even harder to change them.
Using a variety of methods including meditation, cognitive therapy, body awareness, and group process, participants learn to train their minds and achieve deep levels of relaxation, self observation and emotional regulation. As we do this and just allow it to be we might also notice if it stays the same or shifts around.

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