DEVELOPING AFFECT REGULATION:
Meditation is a vehicle that offers training in Samadhi (concentration). Concentration makes the mind firm and steady, which creates peacefulness of mind. Usually our untrained minds are moving and restless, difficult to control and manage. Such a mind is distracted by the senses, loose and wild, like leaves in the wind.
The mind that is trained and controlled will be of immeasurable benefit, offering more blessings than an untrained mind. A trained mind has the ability to witness itself (metacognition) and will willingly adopt positive changes in behavior. However a trained mind alone is still not the answer to emotional freedom. Self-compassion, and the development of self-awareness are also integral parts to developing emotional freedom, the ability to remain regulated during uncomfortable emotions.
Mindfulness is the Discovery of Self-Knowledge.
The training of the mind can be done many ways, with many different methods. The most useful method, one that can be practiced by all types of people, is mindfulness of breathing. This is where meditation becomes the vehicle for developing affect regulation.
I am yet to meet one client who has not benefited from mindfulness and mediation; which is why I am so passionate to share these gifts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul J Pettit
Born in Sydney Australia in 1963.
Paul is a practitioner of *Naturopathy, Certified Life Coach, Certified Reflexologist, & Certified Naturopathic Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Therapist. He is also a published author of a series of self-help books, and Podcast host of the weekly podcast show Mindfulness Mondays
Paul specializes in mindfulness-based practices.
* Naturopaths use natural therapies to treat pathology or diseases and dysfunctions.
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