Meditation and Mindfulness are safe and easy to learn and suitable for anyone interested in better managing stress and gaining inner calm.
Do things get the better of you sometimes, causing stress, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed? Are you interested in learning an effective tool that has been scientifically proven to help you feel calm and relieve stress and anxiety?
Meditation and Mindfulness are practices that involve turning your awareness and attention inwards as a way to still and calm the mind by using a focal point. They also allow you to gain self-awareness on a deeper level and become aware of the types of thoughts you’re thinking on a daily basis. Our thoughts hold power as they have the ability to affect the way we see the world and other people. Meditation and Mindfulness give us a choice in how we respond to situations and make new internal decisions on whether we perceive them as ‘stressful’, as well as provide tools to build resilience.
What is mindfulness?
The essence of Mindfulness is knowing what you’re doing while you’re doing it. Mindfulness is about being fully immersed in the present moment and all that it holds, not in the past or the future. The attitude of Mindfulness is to let go of the stories we have about our past and our future and engage with curiosity and non-judgmental acceptance of whatever happens to be in that moment, good or bad. Because whatever the present moment is, pleasant or not, is transient. It will pass.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a heightened focus or awareness, the formal practice of Mindfulness. It is a state during which one’s mental activity may be slowed, and deep mental and physical relaxation may occur. The technique is simple but not easy. As with any newly learned skill, patience and persistence are necessary for lasting benefits.
Traditionally, both Meditation and Mindfulness were used to deepen spiritual practice but these days, we have access to many techniques outside the religious or spiritual context although most practitioners agree that they work best if part of a desire to experience life in more than a superficial way. Most people get their first taste of Meditation at the end of a yoga or pilates class which prompts them to learn more about its benefits.
• alleviate stress and anxiety
• increase focus, clarity and creativity
• increase alertness, focus and concentration
• increase feelings of peace and calm
• promote healthy introspection
• reduce pain
• improve the quality of sleep
• reduce blood pressure
• boost immunity
• build resilience
• deepen the feeling of ‘connectedness’.
A mindfulness practitioner will teach you the tools you need to calm a busy mind and build emotional resilience. Join our practitioners for one-on-one sessions to learn the skills to understand and integrate the practice of mindfulness and meditation in your every-day lives. You can also learn new techniques and deepen your relationship with yourself and the world around you.
There is currently no meditation or mindfulness sessions scheduled for 2018. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.