Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the current buzz word in mental health and for very good reason as it works. Founded by Jon Zabat Zinn, this concept stems from Buddhism, which is not a religion, but a practice followed by like-minded people. Zinn’s definition of mindfulness is: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way on purpose, in the present moment in a non-judgemental way”. Western society is finally catching up with the need to slow down the pace of life and take in the present moment. Research is showing that mindfulness works equally as well in combating depression as anti-depressants.