Being present and aware in the present moment; this is the definition of mindfulness. A fabulous tool to help bring balance and help mitigate the effects of daily stress, mindfulness is incorporated into the treatment philosophy at Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center in Leesburg, Virginia. It’s a core component of any treatment plan designed to restore and promote wellness. We have created an online mindfulness course for each season for anyone who wants to enhance their wellness journey.
Mindfulness Q & A
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being alert and present in the here and now. When you’re mindful, you live in the moment and are especially aware of your day-to-day experiences. In that way, you can leave the past behind and not anticipate or think about the future.
This heightened awareness is said to yield many benefits and help improve productivity, mood, and motivation.
In our daily lives, we may often notice that our mind isn’t in the present moment. Instead, we’re distracted, and our mind is somewhere else — may be the future or the past.
These thoughts detract from the current moment; thus, mindfulness aims to bring you back and help you achieve a productive, beneficial state of awareness, while calmly accepting your feelings, thoughts, and body sensations.
How is mindfulness applied to health care?
Mindfulness is a tool to enhance patient wellness. The Five Stones team introduces you to mindfulness in a variety of ways, such as practicing yoga and mindful stress management.
The team also offers services and treatments that enhance mindfulness and relaxation, including Reiki, massage, bodywork, and hypnosis.
What are the benefits of mindfulness?
Research has shown many benefits of mindfulness, including:
A strengthened immune system
Reduced depression and anxiety
Improved wellness and happiness
To learn more about mindfulness and explore the many benefits, call to schedule your appointment at Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center.