Mindfulness Meditation
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Relax"Busy Mind, Peaceful Mind" is a six evening course that will help you get started with mindfulness meditation.

• Once very much associated with eastern spirituality, meditation is now accepted as a secular technique for helping to relax, let go of unhelpful thinking and cope better with the stress of modern-day living. At the core of many stress management and wellness programs, you'll find meditation. A May 2011 joint study by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Harvard Medical School discovered that 6.3 million Americans, or roughly 1 in 30 patients, are being referred by doctors to practice activities like meditation.

•  Our thinking-mind tends to charge and amplify feelings and emotions. It can all too easily layer unnecessary anguish onto situations. However with mindfulness we don't have to so easily fall foul of our inner monologues and their behavior. We can �catch' ourselves and disallow our thinking-minds tendency to rapidly output unhelpful thoughts. We can interrupt our stress cycles.

• Mindfulness has now become one of the hottest topics in mental health. One study, in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, has shown that it increases happiness and well-being, while a major study in Psychological Science revealed such changes help regular meditators live longer, healthier lives. Other research has shown that it improves memory, creativity, and reaction times. It also boosts the immune system and lowers blood pressure.

The course will be a mix of learning mindfulness meditation and talking about it.

We will cover topics such as:

  1. What is meant by mindfulness?
  2. The 'Relaxation Response'.
  3. Obstacles to mindfulness.
  4. Attitude, effort, expectations.

Why not give yourself a break; a break from yourself. You can use mindfulness meditation to step back from the busyness of an over-thinking mind.

It's like stepping into the cool shade of a tree when the day is baking hot. Combat overwhelm, overload and stress.

So many people benefit from your time. Why not give some to yourself? Learn mindfulness meditation.

Recommended reading:

Full Catastrophe Living - How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Untethered Soul. Michael Singer

Awareness. Anthony de Mello

The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle.