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Have you ever thought to yourself, “What is mindfulness? What does that mean?” Mindfulness is the process of doing specific exercises to transform how your brain engages with the rest of the world. We often find that we have an automatic fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response to something that triggers a feeling similar to trauma events from our past. For example, perhaps we were abandoned by our parents in some way in our childhood, and in turn, when someone behaves in a way that makes us feel the same emotion, we automatically respond in the same manner. Our emotional brain responds to the trigger as if it is the same wound of our past. Mindful practices change the emotional brain that reacts to the feeling, while the wise brain chooses to respond differently. In this podcast, Sharon Wegman and Kayla Seader discuss mindfulness, what mindful practices look like in action, and how to transform how your brain reacts or performs.