"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
Mindfulness & Resiliency
How do we manage our lives in such a way that we know who we are and what we want in each moment? Can we feel the ground supporting us? How do we respond to all of life's joy and challenges while staying true to our own heart?
It's about connecting with ourselves first and slowing down long enough to feel the space in between things. It's about listening and finding time for silence. It's about deep relaxation and meaningful connections. It's about gratitude.
There are thousands of published studies indicating the mental and physical benefits of mindfulness practices and meditation. Research shows that meditation can reduce blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels, respiration rate, and an improvement in your sense of wellbeing. Meditation has also been found to improve concentration, problem-solving, and compassion. It is now used more often for pain management and stress reduction.
Learn meditation in an experiential and supportive format, through an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class. Breathe in. Breathe out. Pay attention. That is the practice. Together, through practice, you will learn to come back to the present moment.
Or attend a weekend S.M.A.R.T. retreat learning with the brain in mind. When you know how your brain works it can have a profound effect on your ability to understand yourself and others. This creates an upward spiral toward increased effectiveness and satisfaction. Neuroscience is showing us the way. Training your attention activates the brain in ways that promote perspective taking and resilience building, you overcome distraction and reduce stress.
Move Your Life, 4-part series. The opposite of move is stuck, stagnant,, stopped. Utilizing the latest from neuroscience and movement science find ways to break through the inertia and Move Your Life; Body, Mind, Heart, and Sacred Life. Broaden the boundaries of your comfort zone and propel your self into greater happiness; connect your body/ mind system and meet your genuine self. Mindfulness embodied with the fluid movement of NIA is a catalyst for profound change.
Support for desired and lasting change with focused attention, and accountability by engaging in personal health and wellness or cancer coaching with Amy. Get to the heart of what matters most and step more fully into your life.
How Does Mindfulness Work?
Researchers at Harvard reviewed the literature and found four key ways mindfulness works to enhance quality of life. They are:
- Attention Regulation
- Body Awareness
- Emotion Regulation
- Sense of Self
These components work together to create that sense of calm and wellbeing mindfulness is known for. What's especially exciting about these findings is they are being proven in neuroscience and brain imaging.