People have been meditating and developing mindfulness practice across the world over thousands of years. While this is old news to lots of people, science is really only just catching up to its benefits. The mindfulness techniques that Go Get Sober uses have been refined and developed over many years, and are now beginning to be backed up by medical and scientific research.

What is mindfulness meditation?

It is simply the art and practice of sitting still and breathing in a safe and uninterrupted space. It is about being with just yourself - not judging, not thinking, just being aware, at peace and living each moment as it unfolds. There are many different types of meditation, from ancient Buddhist practices to modern trance techniques, but they all share common features such as taking control of, training and stilling the mind.

Why mindfulness meditation?

Even though taking the time and making the space to sit still and be quiet with yourself is beneficial in its own right by helping you to relax and connect with yourself, the Go Get Sober meditations take things to another level by helping you to train your brain. When you follow these meditations, you are literally building mind muscles that have been long forgotten or dormant. As these muscles build, they give you more mindful (or conscious) control over the decisions and actions you take in everyday life. This, in turn, makes it much easier for you to implement the necessary changes to old, long-standing habits.

In a nutshell, with mindfulness meditation, you get:
• More focus
• Improved concentration
• Mental clarity
• More contentment
• Better sleep
• Less stress, anxiety or worry
• Better relationships
• Better physical health
• Better mental health
• More self-control
• More objectivity – better decision-making
• Enhanced emotional flexibility
• Enhanced emotional intelligence
• More acceptance and kindness towards self and others

Mindfulness strengthens the neural connections in our brains: by training our brains in mindfulness and related practices, we can build new neural pathways and networks in the brain, boosting concentration, flexibility, and awareness.
Go Get Sober gives you a gradual introduction to meditation. You start slowly and easily with shorter meditations and, as you practise, and get more comfortable and confident, the meditations get a bit longer and include more of the content that helps you to make the changes you want in your life. It only takes a small amount of practice to build up a regular habit that becomes comfortable and easy.

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