Mindfulness has become popular in the United States as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR education began in 1979, developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (umassmed.edu/cfm/stress/index.aspx). Mindfulness refers to a calm and peaceful approach to life and has the ultimate goal of creating a mindfulness lifestyle, meaning a relaxed intellectually, emotionally, spiritually aware way of life. MBSR combines mindfulness and yoga, both flowing from Eastern healing and spiritual philosophies. Mindfulness and yoga concentrate on breathing and the creation of inner alignment and fitness.

In our work we’ll combine mindfulness, energy psychology, journaling, and the use of affirmations. I believe this combination of approaches is an exceptional way to create inner harmony and the integration of mind, body, spirit, and emotion. The incorporation and regular use of our Radiant Circuits, also known as the circuits of joy, helps harmonize every system within your body, establishing and maintaining your relaxation response, creating a sense of well-being and inner peacefulness.

From: Nurturing Wellness through Radical Self-Care: Balboa Press 2012: Janet Nestor