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Mindfulness Meditation 101
Learn what mindfulness meditation is, the science behind it, and how to practice in Mindful Presence’s Mindful Meditation 101 course.
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What You Will Learn
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, you live in the moment and are awakened to the experience.
When the mind is clear you can “see” everything more easily. With consistent practice, you will cultivate greater peace, harmony, and balance in your life. In Mindful Presence’s mindfulness meditation 101 course, you will learn how to:
- Observe wandering thoughts as they drift through the mind
- See how your thoughts and feelings tend to move in particular patterns
- Build present-moment, non-judgmental awareness
- Enhance emotional self-regulation
- Decrease stress & anxiety
- Gain health and wellness benefits
Mindful Presence’s Mindfulness Meditation 101 course is a 90-minute introductory session for people with or without previous meditation experience. Our multi-week sessions provide a sampling of different techniques so you can find the practice that works best for you. Private sessions may also be held via Skype to allow you to continue your training no matter where need to be.
Initial Consultation: $225/90 minutes
Individual Session: $150 /hour
Prepaid 6- Week Session: $725 ($125/hr)
The work we do in and out of these sessions requires effort and consistency. Mindfulness and meditation can only be of lasting value if you have the discipline to practice regularly, as well as the motivation to try and be mindful throughout your day. Daily practice is expected.
Meditation is an important part of mindfulness, whether you initially enjoy it or not, as it awakens you to your current situation. When you practice with an alert and open mind for just a little bit of time, you will begin to recognize the benefits that naturally occur and become accustomed to the practice.
Evidence suggests that mindfulness meditation practice is associated with neuroplastic changes in the amygdala that positively impact cognition, mood, and enhanced emotional self-regulation. The following studies delve deeper in to how mindfulness and meditation impact your brain and well-being:
- Meditation Effect on Amygdala Responses
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
- Chinese meditation IBMT prompts double positive punch in brain white matter
PNAS June 26, 2012. 109 (26) 10570-10574
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Emotional Regulation
National Center for Biotechnology Information