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Mindfulbizz - Mindfulness

It is attention that gives flowers their colour, freshly mown grass its smell, wine its taste and birds their song.

Mindfulness exercises are at the basis of all our activities. They prevent stress and help you to make clearer decisions. The basis is attention.

2500 years’ experience

Vipassana, literally ‘to see clearly’, is a notion the Indians have been familiar with for centuries. A technique that helps us to look at things and problems as if they are real – without social, emotional or religious obfuscation.

Mindfulness came to the West in the ‘70s via Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor at the University Hospital in Massachusetts. He developed a technique based on vipassana to dramatically alleviate stress in his patients. His Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduced fear and pain and increased psychological defences.

Those exercises later formed the basis of the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course of Zindel V. Segal. Dr. David Dewulf introduced MBCT in Belgium.

MBCT was responsible for the real breakthrough of Mindfulness in the Western world. Since then dozens of scientific studies have shown the value of this approach.