GAMA COACHING AND BEHAVIOUR SERVICES
You've probably heard a lot about meditation and mindfulness recently. You may have even wondered if it could help you. The research continues to grow that suggests that 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.
The practice of Mindfulness Meditation is now routinely suggestedby health professionals to indidivuals seeking to reduce stress, manage their emotions more efficiently, and improve their overall sense of mental well-being.
It also has support as an effective means of helping those dealing with chronic pain manage their pain, and addictions. As a practitioner of behaviour theory, the science and evidence-based nature of this practice appeals to me. In fact, I would not offer this service to my clients without it.
Although steeped in Buddhist tradition, the practice of mindfulness meditation is non-religious in nature.
As someone who follows a Behaviour approach to my coaching, I am drawn to the reserarch evidence-based benefits that science of Meditation, and the documented Meditation and Mindfulness complement each other, and often overlap. By incorporating these practices into our lives we can alter our stress levels, change our ability to focus or attend to events, and manage our pain in a different way.
Embarking on the journey of meditation can be difficult. Like anything worth doing, it takes time to master— but if you want to start out with baby steps, guided meditation is often a great way to start.
Larger groups and teams can be accomodated in their own location (workplace, school, church).
Individual and Pairs can be accomodated at the Centre during regular clinic hours.
I offer a Guided meditation inspired by the iRest model (also called Yoga Nidra) that incorporates mindfulness techniques such as breath control, body awareness, into every session. Particpants hone these skills practice by practice by following along with my verbal instructions. When we allow ourselves to view these events through a supportive and non-judgemental lens we can plant the seed for transformation in out lives.
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Guided meditation is an excellent starting point for beginners. A meditation practice involves focusing the mind on the present moment and self-awareness, both of which can be difficult for someone used to letting the mind wander. Our society is a hurried and goal-oriented one, so taking time to simply be in the moment — not actively doing something or solving some problem — can seem impossible. Meditating with a guide will provide direction. You can follow the voice and instructions of the guide, which provides a distraction from other intruding thoughts.