It seems like just about everybody is talking about meditation and mindfulness these days. You may have even wondered if it could help you. The research continues to grow that suggests YES, meditation and mindfulness training can benefit you!
For the newly curious, meditation comes in many forms, but broadly speaking refers to a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. When we incorporate the word mindfulness into our definition of meditation we are referring to a process that enhances one's ability to bring a non-judgmental conscious awareness to whatever the object of our attention is in the moment. This might be feelings, thoughts, body awareness, or the breath.
Once considered fringe psychology, the practice of meditation is now routinely suggested by health professionals to individuals seeking to reduce stress, manage their emotions more efficiently, and improve their overall sense of mental well-being. Meditation is also gaining support as an effective means of helping those dealing with chronic pain manage their pain, and addictions.
As someone who follows a behaviour approach to my coaching, evidence of efficacy though data is paramount to anything I do. In other words, where is the proof?
The growing abundance of research in support of regular meditation to those coping with various health and wellness related conditions played an important role in my decision extend my practice to include meditation. I truly believe by incorporating regular mindfulness based meditative into our daily routine we can alter our stress levels, change our ability to focus or attend to events, and manage our pain more effectively.
It is for this reason that I am now offering Guided Mindfulness Meditation inspired by the iRest model (also called Yoga Nidra) to my clients. This approach incorporates mindfulness techniques such as breath control, and body awareness into every session. Participants hone these skills practice by practice by following along with my verbal instructions. It's a great place to start for those who are new.
Embarking on the journey of meditation for the first time can be challenging, but like anything worth doing, it takes practice to master. Most people describe the experience to be incredibly relaxing, and insightful from the very first session and, with time, find themselves better able to replicate the experience as needed in their daily lives.
Balance is not something you find, it is something you create
Larger groups and teams can be accommodated in a location of their choice (workplace, school, church).
Individual sessions are offered in Centre during regular clinic hours.
Small group sessions are available locally in private dwellings.
All formats can be customized to the unique needs of participants.
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