“Mindfulness” can be defined as a mental state that is induced when one intentionally regulates his/her attention on the direct experience of the present moment phenomena with acceptance, in an open and non- judgemental attitude.
Mindfulness-based Interventions (MBI) have been studied in a variety of settings and populations, including people with cancer diagnoses, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, heart disease and other related “stress” disorders , as well as in individuals considered “healthy”, but with high levels of “stress”, potentially including health professionals, athletes and general population.
The “Mente Aberta” (“Open Mind “) Center has a mission to promote and disseminate MBI in Brazil, focusing on their Practice, Professional Training, and Scientific Research.
The Center is an Outreach Program of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), and follows the guidelines of the British Network of Mindfulness Teachers (UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations) accessible at: www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk
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