Benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices
*Reduces stress and anxiety
*Reduces chronic pain
*Optimizes the immune system
*Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
Meditation refers to the many modern and ancient techniques and practices that can settle the nervous system and train the brain to be more focused, engaged, and less reactive.
What is Mindfulness?
Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor
* Changes the physical structure & composition of your brain
*Increases activity in the areas associated with "positive" emotions (empathy, compassion, happiness)
Why should I meditate?
*Improve physical/mental well-being
*Reduce stress and anxiety
*Recover after trauma or tragedy
*Seeking happiness and inner peace
*Feel calmer, relaxed, centered, more balanced
*Stress reduction and prevention
*Reduces mental reactivity and distraction
*Reduces habitual thinking, creates new habits
*Increases intelligence and creativity
*Helps you remain calm,serene and peaceful
*Increases self-awareness, self-compassion, self-confidence
*Heightens social awareness and empathy
*Improves emotional and mental engagement
Decreases nervousness, fear and anxiety
Paying attention in a particular way:
*In the present moment
*Non-judgmental, focused & kind attention
A practice of bringing your attention
into the present moment & activity.