Paolo Assandri
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A moment of mindfulness

The practice of Mindfulness has its origins in the Buddhist meditation (Vipassana) and it is widely used in the medical, psychotherapeutic and well-being areas for its ease of execution and its numerous psycho-physical benefits.

The practice of Mindfulness entails paying attention to the present moment and to what it is happening inside and outside us with an open and non-judgemental attitude. Its aim is to strengthen our ability of fully living the present and to look at ourselves and the world with acceptance and without any judgement.

If practised consistently and regularly, the practice of Mindfulness can reinforce the immunity system, it increases the sense of well-being and the concentration, it reduces blood pressure and the sensitivity to pain, it noticeably improves our ability of managing stress and tolerating anxiety.

This Mindfulness-based practice is in Italian. An English version will be available soon.

Practice this activity regularly for a month: you will enjoy great benefits. Enjoy mindful moments!

Author: Paolo Assandri is a HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP Registered Full Clinical Psychotherapist. He is also a fully qualified Italian psychologist (Ordine degli Psicologi del Piemonte). He lives and works in London offering counselling and psychotherapy.

This exercise is not intended to replace any kind of medical/psychological therapy. Its only purpose is to increase individual perception of well-being. If you need medical or psychological support, please contact a qualified health practitioner. Authors, producers, consultants involved in the production of this exercise are not responsible for any psychological or physical injury which could happen during or after completing the activity explained in this article.

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