What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness Meditation is a research-based form of meditation derived from a 2,500-year-old Eastern practice. It is a form of meditation designed to develop the reflective mode of attention to our immediate inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion.
“Mindfulness is non-judgmental, open-hearted, friendly, and inviting of whatever arises in awareness. It is cultivated by paying attention on purpose, deeply, and without judgment to whatever arises in the present moment, either inside or outside of us. By intentionally practicing mindfulness, deliberately paying more careful moment-to-moment attention, individuals can live more fully and less on ‘automatic pilot,’ thus, being more present for their own lives.” (What is meditation?)
Mindfulness Meditation has been shown in scientific studies to benefit a variety of psychological and physical conditions and to have positive effects in stress reduction and depression. It can help us recognize and step away from habitual automatic stress reactions to everyday events; and learn to respond to them in a calm manner with ease.
As part of a service to the community, Mindfulness sessions are offered at no charge and runs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm at our Oshawa clinic location. There is no sign-up required to join a meditation session and all individuals are welcome.
For any inquiries, please contact us at 1-866-568-9476 or 905-721-7723.