What is Mindfulness?
We often focus on past experiences and emotions or we are constantly thinking about what might happen next and what the future might hold. Humans are “bundles of habits,” often unaware of what we are doing. This leads us to live on “auto pilot.” Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment without making judgments.
It teaches us a way of BEING rather than DOING and to allow us to step back from automatic behaviors and habitual thought patterns, to see things more clearly. Research demonstrates that mindfulness can improve our brain’s ability to process information, reduce brain related problems in old age, strengthen our immune system, lift our mood and reduce stress. In addition, it is now being used in a wide variety of setting including in business, hospitals, prisons, courtrooms, schools, colleges, and universities. Mindfulness can be practiced by anyone at any time. Mindfulness is for people who want to be more fully aware, to improve their overall quality of life, and live life to the fullest.
Mindfulness helps with:
- Increasing focus and concentration
- Decreasing negative thoughts
- Increasing peace of mind
- Managing pain
- Improving sleep
- Thinking without judgment
- Handling ups and downs of human life
(See Upcoming Group Therapy & Classes page for dates and times)
- The Mindful Woman — ongoing
- Mindfulness for Stress Reduction — 6 week class
- The Mindful Teen — 6 week class
- Mindful Self Compassion — 8 week class
- Mindfulness for Depression & Anxiety — 6 week class
- The Mindful Self — 6 week class
- Mindful Meditation Workshops — Full and half day workshops on learning the basics of mindfulness