JEN JOHNSON, MS, MS, MFA, LPC, E-RYT 200
Jen Johnson is a mindfulness and yoga teacher, coach, and counselor. She offers an integrative mind-body-spirit approach to supporting people in moving beyond self-imposed limitations and creating lives that they love living with a greater sense of peace, happiness, freedom, and well-being.
Jen teaches mindfulness as a practice to cultivate awareness, reduce stress, and increase happiness and well-being. Mindfulness is compatible with any religious or spiritual beliefs. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional reactivity and increase awareness, attention, compassion and feelings of peace, well-being, and happiness.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment. It can be practiced as both a formal practice through mindfulness meditation and an informal practice through applying the principles to our everyday lives. Living mindfully allows you to stay in the present moment without getting lost in worry about the future or regret about the past. When you’re aware of the present moment, you have the power to respond rather than react and can cope more effectively with difficult thoughts or feelings.
Mindfulness is a practice that allows you to relate more skillfully with difficult bodily sensations, feelings, and thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. Once you learn the skills to cope, you become free to stop turning away from your experience and have the energy to embrace your true nature (which is to be happy and at peace) and live your full potential.
When we pause from the busyness, when we stop, it actually gives us a chance to come home to our hearts again. — Tara Brach
When you quiet your mind and turn toward your present moment experience, you can begin to shed the layers of protectiveness that you’ve developed from past hurts and begin to open your heart. Pausing to be in the present moment allows you to develop a sense of embodied presence in which you inhabit your body and open your heart to whatever arises. In being present in your body, you feel a greater sense of connection and belonging, and you become capable of cultivating loving-kindness and compassion toward yourself and others. This facilitates a deepening sense of peace, ease, and well-being.
Mindfulness is basically just a particular way of paying attention. It is a way of looking deeply into oneself in the spirit of self-inquiry and self-understanding. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. –Kelly A. Turner
As you develop loving-kindness and compassion, you begin to understand that we are all interconnected and that your well-being depends upon the well-being of the natural world, and the natural world”s well-being depends upon your well-being. As you grow in your understanding of this interrelated ecology of all living things, you grow more committed to nurturing wellness in yourself, others, and the natural world.
Do You pay regular visits to yourself? –Rumi
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