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.
*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
Benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices
*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
What is Mindfulness?
* Changes the physical structure & composition of your brain
*Increases activity in the areas associated with "positive" emotions (empathy, compassion, happiness)
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.
Why should I meditate?
Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor
*Reduces stress and anxiety
*Reduces chronic pain
*Optimizes the immune system
*Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol