Mindfulness & Meditation
Everyday life is so busy and frantic and full of challenges and stress, that we have forgotten how to live a joyful life. We try so hard to be happy and we tell ourselves what we need to do or accomplish so we can achieve happiness – and in the process we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives.
We are offering:
Individual Mindfulness sessions
Group Mindfulness sessions
for all various age groups: young children, adolescents/teenagers, adults as well as seniors.
Group Mindfulness and Self-Care workshops
for Health-Care Professionals, Teachers, First Responders, Real Estate professionals and other professional groups & teams that would benefit from learning practical tools and strategies to be applied in daily life as well as in professional activities – developing stress-relief, effective communication, team cohesion and internal balance.
Please contact us for more details.
What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
What is Meditation?
Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment.
Benefits for introducing mindfulness meditation practice into your life:
Positively affects the brain patterns underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability; it is a method of mental training.
Learning valuable aspects about how the mind works
Liberating the mind from the pressures of time
Creating greater mental clarity
Memory improvement, faster reaction times, increase of mental and physical stamina
Reducing the key indicators of chronic stress
Befriending your thinking vs suppressing or ‘stopping your mind’
Long-term changes in mood and levels of happiness and well-being
Helps cultivating a deep and compassionate awareness
Summary/examples of the mindfulness meditations offered: