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Mindfulness is maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. It also involves acceptance by way of paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without judgment and without believing that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to feel or think. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sending in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
“Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. It is one of many forms of meditation in which we engage in the following:
 Systematically regulating our attention and energy
Thereby influencing and transforming the quality of our experience
In the service of realizing the full range of our humanity
And our relationships to others and the world.”
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
There are four foundations of mindfulness (by Tara Brach)
Contemplation of the body
Contemplation of feelings
Contemplation of thoughts
Contemplation of mind state and relation to experience
Meditation is a deliberate training of attention that awakens us beyond the conditioned mind and habitual thinking, and reveals the nature of reality.  

Elizabeth applies meditation training and practices in all sessions to bring forth the core aspect of mindfulness: Consciousness and Awareness.  Consciousness is the knowing or cognizant faculty – that which receives and knows experience. 

By nature, consciousness is clear, transparent, timeless – containing all things, yet not limited by them. 

Awareness is a mindful recognition of what is present here and now.  When used as a synonym for consciousness, awareness means the simple knowing of what experience is happening now.