Intrapersonal Benefits Of Mindfulness

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The article provided a combination of the benefits of mindfulness that are empirically supported by different research. Mindfulness is defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment. According to the article, it is viewed as a psychological state of awareness rather than a trait. Mentalization and intersubjectivity are some of the concepts that have similarities with mindfulness in a sense that mentalization also includes understanding of others, while intersubjectivity enables a sense of connection with others. Meditation, as a way to enhance mindfulness, causes different brain activity patterns such as the stimulation of the middle prefrontal brain. The benefits of mindfulness discussed in the article were divided into three: affective…show more content…
Lastly, intrapersonal benefits of mindfulness enhances a person’s self-insight, increased immune functioning, improve well-being, and reduce psychological distress. Aside from the benefits a client may gain in mindfulness meditation, therapists who engage themselves in this therapy become empathic, compassionate, skillful, and has decreased stress and anxiety. Since I am not a woman who has interests in performing active physical activities like jogging, jumping jacks, push-ups and the like, reading this article makes me want to try meditation or yoga. I have no background about it yet except to the fact that it does not involve those aforementioned kind of activities but only involves breathing patterns and different body positions that will teach me how to be calm and achieve inner peace. It is interesting that a lot of studies supported the benefits of meditation to emotion regulation because it only proves that our emotions are basically the reasons we feel stressed and anxious about a particular situation. It is a problem because we let these emotions overrule
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