Mindful Emotion Awareness

The practice of mindfulness to promote wellness in modern medicine can be traced back to 1979 with Jon Kabat-Zinn’s earliest work on the subject while at University of Massachusetts to treat their chronically ill population. The benefits of mindfulness as a preventative practice, however, are just as well documented. One area where mindfulness can be especially beneficial is in helping is understand and manage our emotions – not to control them, but to let us experience them without their interfering with our engagement in what is most important to us. In today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Christina Goodwin, one of Cooper’s psychologists in the department of Psychiatry, leads us through a exercise in mindful emotional awareness. Enjoy!