Researchers have discovered that the mind and the body are intimately connected—thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and stress all impact health and illness. Meditation is one "self-regulatory practice" that individuals can learn to do for themselves to promote their own health and well-being. Research has shown that individuals who learn and practice these skills are likely to have better health outcomes than those who do not. In particular, the ability to concentrate attention can promote deep relaxation in the body, and that the ability to be more mindful in each situation can help break the destructive habitual reactions to stress.
In the approach known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), individuals are taught to practice mindfulness meditation, mindful movement/gentle stretching and yoga as ways to become more aware, more present, and more relaxed as they face the stress of their own lives.
Interested in meeting with a member of our mindfulness team? We offer free 30-minute consultations in order to provide advice on which of our mindfulness courses may be right for you.
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In addition to numerous group programs in mindfulness, self-compassion and peak performance, we also offer ongoing one-on-one mindfulness sessions via Zoom for those who are uncomfortable with groups or cannot commit to an 8-week course and prefer a more personalized approach. These sessions allow for flexibility and can be specifically designed around your needs.