The brain changes in positive ways with Mindful Meditation.
Parts of brain related to attention, sensory processing, emotion and stress regulation, as well as empathy/compassion, are strengthened.
THE ART & SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS
Mindful Meditation Model
My mindfulness programmes are simple and easy to integrate into daily life, no matter how busy you are; they have, though, a sound & robust scientific base as taught in Timeless Impact Academy
I work with the IAA Model (*) i.e. using mindful meditation as a tool to achieve
growth, empowerment, compassion & positive change, through establishing & enriching:
Intention: one’s personal vision for growth & change via mindful meditation.
Attention: one’s ability, via mindful meditation, to observe moment-to-moment, internal and external experience and thus avoid the interpretation of experience. A “return to things themselves” (Husserl).
Attitude: the qualities one attaches to attention; heart & mind; “an affectionate, compassionate quality . . . a sense of openhearted, friendly presence and interest” Kabat-Zinn, 2003, p. 145 (**).
* Mechanisms of mindfulness
Shauna L. Shapiro Linda E. Carlson John A. Astin Benedict Freedman
First published: Journal of Clinical Psychology - 29 December 2005
** Kabat-Zinn, J. (2003). Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present, and future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 144–156