Mindfulness and Meditation – An Overview
Mindfulness is essentially the practice of focusing your attention on the present and accepting the moment with no judgment. Mindfulness is a key strategy for reducing stress and attaining overall wellness.
At Northshore Healing Centre, we offer Meditation Groups that can help you develop your capacity for mindfulness, which is supportive of many attitudes that sustain a satisfying lifestyle. Practicing mindfulness, for instance, help make it easier to appreciate the simple pleasures in our daily lives as they are happening. It also helps people become totally engaged in their activities and develop a stronger capacity for dealing with adversity. By concentrating on the present, many who practice mindfulness discover that they’re less prone to get distracted by worries of future events or feelings of regret over past events. They learn to not become preoccupied with worries over success and self-worth and are better at forming healthy connections with other people.
Mindfulness techniques can help improve physical wellness in a variety of ways. For instance, the practice can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve chronic pain, help improve sleep patterns and even help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. Mindfulness techniques reviewed at our Meditation Groups can play an essential role in the treatment of numerous problems that can afflict people from all walks of life like depression, substance and alcohol abuse and eating disorders.
At Meditation Groups at the Northshore Healing Centre, students learn very useful tools like:
- The fundamentals of mindfulness awareness practices
- The benefits of qualities like patience and humor
- Calm abiding, the practice of stabilizing one’s mind to stay in the present, regardless of external distractions
- View inner thoughts and emotional developments as positives rather than as obstacles to meditation
- Visioning, which is basically the procedure of creating your own life