The term ‘Mindfulness’ refers to a state of being where one is fully aware of what is happening in the present moment, free of filters or judgment. Mindfulness-based approaches have proven effective in decreasing symptoms of stress, anxiety and chronic pain, while increasing empathy and restoring a sense of calm and well-being. Those who have participated in Mindfulness Meditation groups testify that they learned to achieve a state of relaxation, wherein they are able to turn off their ‘chattering minds,’ let go of encumbering thoughts and feelings, and become still and focused in the present moment. These techniques are applicable to an abundance of real-life every-day situations.
Mindfulness Meditation courses courses are eight weeks. Groups meet once a week for a two-hour session. Sessions begin with a brief meditation that helps to detach from the day and its preoccupations. Each session focuses on a specific facet of mindfulness—for example, thoughts, emotions, sensations, or breathing—and combines theoretical knowledge with practical exercises. Sessions conclude with half an hour of guided meditation. Participants tend to find themselves exceptionally relaxed after sessions, and leave equipped with new tools to apply to their private and public lives.
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