Where you can learn to mindfully thrive!
We offer secular, scientifically proven mindfulness and meditation programs that are either in-person, online, or hybrid for individuals, families, groups, schools, businesses, and corporations.
We can work with any reasonable budget and can customize your program.
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What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the capacity to focus one's awareness on the present moment, on purpose, while acknowledging one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations as they arise and pass without reactions or judgment.
Mindfulness and the Brain
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess changes in the brain after an eight week mindfulness course showed that the prefrontal cortex, the hippocampus, and other areas experienced heightened activity and connectivity, while the amygdala experienced decreased functional activity and earlier deactivation after exposure to emotionally charged stimuli. (Gotink, Meijboor, Vernooki, Smioth, & Hunink, 2016)
This means that the areas of the brain associated with higher-level functioning were more active, while the area of the brain that handles stress and strong emotions was less involved (decreased stress response). These findings match the behavioral changes we see after a mindfulness program, like better emotional regulation, less reactivity, and even better performance on tasks.
Research on Mindfulness
Decreased Aggression and Conduct Problems
Children with ADHD displayed less aggression and conduct problems when exposed to mindfulness therapy, which helps them focus on their academics. (Singh, Soamya, & Ramnath, 2016)
Lower Problematic Drinking Rates
A study on drinking in college students found that the more mindful students are engaged in lower rates of problematic drinking especially those proficient in acting with awareness and non judging. (Vinci, Spears, Peltier, & Copeland, 2016)
Mindfulness training has been shown to boost resilience in children and help them understand and regulate their own emotions. (Coholic, 2011: Coholic, Eys, & Loughheed 2012)
Office employees who participated in an eight-week mindfulness intervention experienced lower levels of work-related stress, greater job satisfaction and ultimately enhanced job performance as rated by their employers. (Shonin, Van Gordon, Dunn, Singh, & Griffiths, 2014)
Mindfulness in the workplace can actually increase the number of contract hours worked by employees, a result that will certainly catch the attention of the higher-ups. (De Bruin, Formsma, Frijstein, & Bogels 2017)
Lower Depression and Anxiety
Teenagers studying for a general education certificate who participated in a mindfulness program experienced lower depression and anxiety, which contributed to improved academic attainment. (Bennet & Dorjeem 2016)
How We Can Help
We provide mindfulness programs to educate others, through present-moment awareness and meditation practices how to use scientifically proven techniques to decrease stress and anxiety, enhance health, increase self-awareness, resilience and increase empathy for self and others.
If you are interested in working with me for yourself, your family, or your community, let's talk.
Custom programs available. We can work with any reasonable budget.