WHY PRACTICE MINDFULNESS?
There are a great many research-proven benefits to mindfulness from leading institutions, including:
Increased ability to focus and concentrate
Increased self awareness
Better decision making
Better sense of peace and calm
Better ability to self-regulate
Decreased stress and anxiety
Decreased blood pressure
Scientific American: What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to the Brain?
People who have practiced some of these activities describe feelings of "Clearing the cobwebs," gaining "New perspectives on perplexing business problems," "More energetic," "Enjoying family time," and "More able to cope with uncertainties and frustrations."
MINDFULNESS AT WORK
The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes burnout as "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed" as one of it's international syndrome classifications. Symptoms include feelings of exhaustion, low energy and negativity, as well as trouble completing tasks.
Fortunately, employers can create healthy workplaces and promote mental health by developing the positive aspects of work and the strengths of employees. This includes implementing programs that lower employee anxiety and increase positive experiences during the workday.
WHAT IS A PRACTICE?
For a practice to be effective, it must be easy and practical, with methods that can be done by anyone at any time.
The practice must be relevant to the stage of life and circumstances of the practitioner.
It must be enjoyable so that it becomes a daily way of life, with benefits that make their way into all activities.
The Mindfulness in Everyday Life Program is a series of science-based teachings paired with practical relaxation strategies in simple formats that can be practiced daily for nearly every lifestyle. They are designed to be done at any time during the day, without relying on scheduling extra time. These exercises and tips will reduce daily stresses, bring peace and calm into the heart, clarity to the mind, and well-being into everyday life.
Why We Are Different
Ten Minute Mindfulness is more than just an app. It is a science based program that is led by a personal coach that keeps practitioners engaged and connected to the most relevant content for their specific needs.
It starts with a customized survey, and then provides all of the same content as popular apps, blogs, studies and articles, along with encouragement by a person. The mindfulness practices are easy enough to fit into any schedule for anyone with just a few extra minutes per day.
How We Got Here
Tara is a 20+ year career Scientist with a focus on neurobiology and microscopy, and a Senior Global Leader in corporate America. She’s been a speaker at many prestigious Universities around the world such as Harvard and MIT. She is also a dedicated member and practitioner at the internationally recognized Kadampa Meditation centers and over the course of her career, has visited many of the great religious and spiritual centers of the world.
She is certified as a Meditation Instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Meditation Theory & Practice and Relaxation Strategies (based on the work of Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute) by the American Institute of Healthcare Professionals. She has also had the great fortune to attend a lecture from the Dalai Lama as a part of her meditation and mindfulness studies.
Tara created this program to share her experiences with anyone, at any stage of life or practice, so that they can easily experience the same joyful and peaceful way of life and profound benefits.