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I’m Stressed Out! What Can I Do?
Often when we are stressed, we react unconsciously according to deeply rooted habits, and actually make the situation worse. But there is also another way to respond. We can learn a more conscious, embodied, and deliberate ‘habit’, of working more creatively with our own mind. And we can to do this in any situation, at any time, no matter what is happening. By learning and practicing mindfulness, we give a gift to ourselves and to those around us by becoming calmer, more balanced, and more awake in each moment of our lives.
Featured on the Bill Moyers’ PBS series “Healing and the Mind,” this training in mindfulness meditation is a way to quiet and calm our mind by paying nonjudgmental attention to your moment-to-moment experience. This simple and accessible practice helps restore and maintain a sense of personal balance, and develop the skills to avoid emotional and physical depletion. This is important both for coping with stress-related illness as well as physical or professional burnout.
What Will I Get From Mindfulness Training?
Clinical studies consistently show that practicing mindfulness reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other conditions. It is even correlated with a stronger and healthier brain. In addition to the many health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and increased immunity to illness and disease, practicing mindfulness has the following benefits:
- Learn to feel more alive, and reduce the physical and psychological symptoms of stress
- Keep things in perspective
- Listening to the body with the body scan meditation
- Working with an agitated mind and emotions
- Noticing and transforming negative patterns
- Develop a toolkit for using mindfulness in everyday situations.
- Greater capacity for relaxation.
- Start to change old habits of avoidance while developing a new openness and resilience toward emotional difficulty.