Modern science has demonstrated the incredible benefits of mindfulness practice in the management of stress-induced anguish.
It is now universally recognized that mindfulness changes the structure and function of the brain in a very positive manner. You become more aware of events occurring around you. Noticing more real-time information makes you more flexible in how you respond to the world. You also become less imprisoned by the past, your habits, expectations or assumptions, and more able to respond to events as they unfold.
It is with this in mind that I’m excited to offer this eight-week program. As a participant, you’ll be immersed in eight integrated sessions that include didactic and empirical instruction in contemplative modalities including sitting, supine, walking, eating, and loving-kindness meditation, trauma-management yoga, restorative yoga, introspective breath work, mindfulness and acceptance practices for depression, yoga nidra, and autogenics.
These are all modalities that reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system such as high anxiety headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain and recruit the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, the rest and digest facet of autonomic nervous system.
But more importantly, they are tools that can be used to achieve many aims in the management of mental disorders—clinical depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, addictive behavior, and other forms of psychopathology.
Sharpen attentiveness and memory recall
Improve information processing
Enhance problem solving
Deepen the individual’s understanding of self
Find happiness in the present moment
Find meaning in the face of the reality of change
Actualize our highest potential
Find our true purpose in life
I welcome you to join me on this eight-week journey and reap the life-long benefits of these modalities.