Intentional Mindfulness

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the modern movement of mindfulness, he describes mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention while at the same time, describing mindfulness as "paying attention in a particular way; on purpose in the present moment, and non-judgmentally".  I would like to add to his definition about mindfulness being an intentional movement.  Mindfulness done well can be considered more than a movement.  It can become a lifestyle.  My focus for teaching mindfulness would be to help individuals reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.  According to an article in Mindfulness and Compassion (2017), Depression and Anxiety are two of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the United States.  At the same time, depression and anxiety knows no bounds.  It affects more and more people from various age groups, socio-economic statuses, and professional backgrounds.  In other news, mindfulness can help improve study skills for students and increase productivity in the workplace.