Stress is an inherent part of our lives, especially now. We don’t practice mindfulness to escape stress, we practice so we can relate to our stress in a healthier way.
At its core, mindfulness is being fully present, moment by moment. It sounds simple, but it isn’t always easy, especially when we’re all facing so many sources of stress and distraction. It’s well worth the practice, though. When implemented as a consistent part of your health and wellness regimen, mindfulness can provide many health benefits.
Many people who practice mindfulness report:
- Capability to relax
- Energy and enthusiasm for life
- Self-esteem and self-compassion
- Ability to cope with discomfort
- Physical and psychological symptoms
- Acute and chronic stress
- Perception of pain
Intermountain is committed to offering opportunities for our communities and caregivers to learn how to practice mindfulness to improve their own health and wellbeing. Free online mindfulness options are available allowing all to learn about and practice mindfulness from home at their convenience.