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Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises while paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally with kindness. The awareness and skills of mindfulness gives us a way to respond to change and stressors in life and effectively manage a variety of stress-related conditions and reduce symptoms. Mindfulness teaches us how to live well and enjoy life regardless of the ups and downs.

Benefits

Over thirty-five years of scientific research suggests that training in Mindfulness supports overall health, resilience, and emotional well-being.

Benefits

Ability to cope with stressful situations

Emotional regulation 

Anxiety and depression

Chronic pain

Headaches

Chronic illness, high blood pressure, heart disease

Gastro-intestinal distress, eating challenges

Sleep disturbances

Concentration, memory, and learning

Immune system

Learning self-care and compassion

Enhanced vitality and well-being

Ability to relax

Interpersonal communication and relationships

Why does mindfulness matter?

Cultivates our potential to experience the present moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with greater clarity and acceptance, creating space to respond, rather than react

Cultivates calm observation for conscious decision-making​

Enables us to be more aware of thoughts and feelings, less identified with them, and better able to manage them​

Enables us to be nourished and sustained by ordinary moments we normally ignore out of habit

Cultivates traits for resilient living: self-awareness, self-acceptance, greater confidence 

Strengthens key components for happiness: resilience, calm, compassionate connections to others

Somatics

Move without Pain by Martha Peterson

Somatics - Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health By Thomas Hanna

Freedom From Pain – by Peter Levine

 

The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge, MD

​​Mindfulness

Full Catastrophe by Jon-Kabat Zinn


Trauama Sensitive Mindfulness by David Trelevan

Trauma Healing

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy by Deb Dana

Rediscover Your

Body's Wisdom

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