Mindfulness is simply an introspective method for grounding your thoughts, emotions and behaviors in the reality you are currently experiencing, so you can stand back, observe, understand yourself more fully and take care of your needs. Mindfulness is also about reducing nonproductive behavior, creatively managing stress, cultivating inherent strengths, reconnecting with your happier self and seeing things with more clarity.
Affirmations are declarative statements about something you now know, did, or intend to do. When you use an Affirmation you are not only being aware of your thoughts, but you are taking conscious control of them. When you say, write, read or even think of an Affirmation, you are, in effect, taking steps to acknowledge what is worthwhile about you.
“Mindful Affirmations” are not simply inspirational sayings but, are carefully constructed, thought provoking phrases that loosely derive from Mindfulness ideas of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, who founded the medical and meditative models of Mindfulness.
The conveniently sized book “Presence of Mind – Mindful Affirmations” is a compilation of beautiful Affirmations and images that are carefully written to improve COPING SKILLS through affirmations, beautiful images and self-journaling.
Dr Arlene K Unger has a busy private clinical psychology practice located at The Center for Empowerment, Dana Point, CA, USA. She has been active in online therapy for several years and the mental health profession for several decades. Currently she is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY licensure), Certified Wellness Coach, and nutritionist. Dr. Unger uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Emotional Brain Training (EBT) approaches, as appropriate.