Mindfulness Meditation

Medicate
or
Meditate?
The choice is yours.

Join us for Mindfulness Meditation and bring your Mind and Body back to balance for 2017!
*Bookings ~ phone: 5982 3571

Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:

    Stress reduction. Many studies show that practicing mindfulness reduces stress. Those findings are consistent with evidence that mindfulness meditation increases positive affect and also helps decreases anxiety.

    Boosts memory. Improvements are immediately made in memory and retention. Long term benefits of regular practice help boost memory and cognitive function.

    Focus. Increased ability to focus attention and suppress distracting information.

    Less emotional reactivity. Research also supports the notion that mindfulness meditation decreases emotional reactivity. In a study of people who had anywhere from one month to 29 years of mindfulness meditation practice, researchers found that mindfulness meditation practice helped people disengage from emotionally upsetting pictures and enabled them to focus better on a cognitive task as compared with people who saw the pictures but did not meditate (Ortner et al., 2007).

    More cognitive flexibility. Another line of research suggests that in addition to helping people become less reactive, mindfulness meditation may also give them greater cognitive flexibility. One study found that people who practice mindfulness meditation appear to develop the skill of self-observation, which neurologically disengages the automatic pathways that were created by prior learning and enables present-moment input to be integrated in a new way (Siegel, 2007a).

    Relationship satisfaction. Several studies find that a person’s ability to be mindful can help relationship satisfaction — the ability to respond well to relationship stress and the skill in communicating one’s emotions to a partner.

    Other benefits. Mindfulness has been shown to enhance self-insight, morality, intuition and fear modulation, all functions associated with the brain’s middle prefrontal lobe area. Evidence also suggests that mindfulness meditation has numerous health benefits, including increased immune functioning (Davidson et al., 2003; see Grossman, Niemann, Schmidt, & Walach, 2004 for a review of physical health benefits), improvement to well-being (Carmody & Baer, 2008) and reduction in psychological distress (Coffey & Hartman, 2008; Ostafin et al., 2006).

Meditation Classes

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    5 - 6pm

.

Meditation Prices

  • Casual
    $15

.

.

*Bookings Essential ~ Phone 5982 3571