There is increasing scientific evidence that meditation and mindfulness exert positive effects on risk factors and symptoms of physical and mental illness. Many health centres worldwide incorporate these practices to improve the clinical evolution of their patients.
The main objective of this 2-hour talk is to provide the theoretical neurological basis of how the brain works, and to provide knowledge of the effect produced by the daily practice of meditation and relaxation techniques based on mindfulness.
The word Mindfulness is the English translation of the word Sati (from the Buddhist Pali language) which means full awareness and whose practice comes from millenarian Buddhist traditions, based on the contemplation of the mind and the body through the practice of meditation.
The daily practice of mindfulness-based relaxation and meditation techniques reduces stress and anxiety.
By reducing states of anxiety, it produces an improvement in the immune system. It improves health at all levels.
Because there is less mental noise, it improves concentration and efficiency in the task, resulting in an increase in personal satisfaction and improved self-esteem.
There is more energy available (not consumed in day-to-day psychological stress), which increases the creative states.
It improves inter- and intra-personal relationships, as it increases the capacity for active listening: seeing the other without mental judgments that constantly block communication.