Mindfulness in the Modern age
Posted On Sep 26, 2016
Eastern civilizations have valued Meditation and Mindfulness for centuries. In a way our Western society is behind and playing catch up, with the help of science. Scientific research in the last decade is consistent and robust, showing us how mindfulness and meditation are healthy, healing, and central nervous system organizing practices - and therefore, life organizing. There is now scientific research backed mindfulness programs to heal depression, anxiety, & alleviate stress, among other things.
There are different styles or forms of meditation, from walking meditation to silent breath meditation. Mindfulness is basically: intentional, conscious, in-the-moment awareness, without any judgment. It can be practiced during quiet meditation or can be a guided practice. For a modern, western culture take on guided mindfulness, check out www.DrDanSiegel.com and his audio, "Wheel of Awareness".
Regular practice of Mindfulness has been shown to develop the prefrontal cortex of our brains, that area responsible for things such as: organization, planning, moderating emotional responses, sustained attention, and improving social relationships.
We are starting a Mid-Wednesday Mindfulness group experience. If interested, call and ask for details (303-202-6143).