Mindfulness Meditation

What Is Mindfulness Meditation?

In our mindful stress reduction classes you'll learn effective ways to:

Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. It combines meditation with the practice of mindfulness, which can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment.

Techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves deep breathing and awareness of body and mind. Practicing mindfulness meditation doesn't require props or preparation (no need for candles, essential oils, or mantras, unless you enjoy them). To get started, all you need is a comfortable place to sit, three to five minutes of free time, and a judgment-free mindset.

Benefits of mindfulness meditation

In our mindful stress reduction classes you'll learn effective ways to:

  • Deal with stress, anxiety, depression and anger
  • Cope with unpleasant thoughts and emotions
  • Improve sleep
  • Be more relaxed, present and effective as parents
  • Manage difficult behaviours such as emotional eating and improve body image
  • Feel happier, more contented and satisfied
  • Have greater peace of mind and be able to stay calm in the midst of life's challenges and when feeling emotional
  • Be kinder, more accepting and less judgemental of ourselves and others.