Mindfulness instructor and medical doctor Michael de Vibe on the benefits of practicing Mindfulness
Michael de Vibe’s is educated as a medical doctor and family therapist. He is a senior advisor at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, working on quality in public healthcare.
He developed methods for mindfulness
Michael has developed and researched methods of awareness training – Mindfulness – and he has practiced and taught in this field for many years. In 2014 completed his PhD in awareness training for medicine and psychology students.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and aware in the present moment. It involves consciously paying attention to our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment without judgment. By cultivating mindfulness, we develop a heightened sense of self-awareness and a deeper connection to the present experience.
This practice originates from ancient Buddhist traditions but has gained widespread popularity in recent years due to its numerous benefits for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Mindfulness allows us to observe our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them, enabling us to respond rather than react impulsively.
Through mindfulness, we learn to embrace the present moment with curiosity and acceptance, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. It helps us develop a greater sense of clarity, calmness, and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.