San Francisco Mindfulness Foundation

San Francisco Mindfulness Foundation

San Francisco Mindfulness Foundation

4255 18th St, San Francisco, California 94114

(415) 640-7923

sfmindfulnessfoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/sfmindfulnessfoundation/

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Providing mindfulness-based educational and therapeutic programs for the community and healthcare practitioners in the Bay Area.
Description
What is mindfulness? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), it's "the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”

Mindfulness refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, as well as taking a non-evaluative and non-judgmental approach to your inner experience. For example, a mindful approach to one's inner experience is simply viewing "thoughts as thoughts" as opposed to evaluating certain thoughts as positive or negative. The practice of mindfulness cultivates the ability to put space between a triggering thought or feeling and a reaction to that thought or feeling. Rather than react in an automatic way, mindfulness allows one to act more skillfully, with intention. Mindfulness meditation, or vipassana, is an example of a practice which cultivates mindfulness.

Mindfulness has been shown to be a helpful and effective way to bring relief to some common sources of suffering in the world, such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, addictive behaviors, and interpersonal conflict. Mindfulness helps us develop an attitude of acceptance and kindness to ourselves and to others.
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