Learn How to Keep Your Center Even in the Middle of Chaos with this Educational and Experiential 2 Hour Mindfulness Coaching Class for only $299
Any urban environment, especially ours here in NYC, is very stressful. The electromagnetic forces, noise, aggression, and pollution take a huge toll on our physical and emotional health. Not only that, recent studies have shown that stress decreases the size of your brain cells actually making you less effective.
Learn simple and effective meditative and cognitive practices to keep you calm and balanced so you can thrive in the middle of it all.
What Mindfulness is NOT.
First, Mindfulness is not religion and it is not meditation, although it may contain meditative practices. the confusion has to do with the word Mindfulness which is associated with Buddhism but in fact, all religions have some form of mindful practice like chanting or the Rosary.
What Mindfulness IS.
Mindfulness for us is defined as paying attention with intention and without judgement. In other words, fully participating in the moment, observing sensations, feelings, thoughts, impulses and events objectively.
My application is a secular, non-religious, therapeutic use of paying deeper attention to reduce stress. Mindfulness is being used therapeutically in hospitals for pain control, in prisons to manage anger and in schools for behavioral issues and ADHD.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Research shows that even a small amount of Mindful Awareness Practices can make a big difference in stress levels.
Children practicing for 15 minutes twice a week showed dramitic improvement in attention and retention in school.
With just a few Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) you can learn to sharpen your attention, manage stress improve your health and cognitive functioning. Many of the practices take 1-3 minutes and can be done while driving, on the subway or even at work while a customer is yelling at you.
Mindful Awareness Practices Include:
- Using Breath as an Anchor of Calm
- Sitting and Walking Meditations
- Using Nonjudgmental Objective Observance for working with difficult thoughts and emotions
- Paying deep attention to physical sensations and using them as an intuitive warning system to identify the onset of stress• Using the senses of touch, smell and sound, to lower anxiety
- Being truly present with other people
- Developing Cognitive Mindfulness Practices to calm yourself during or after upsetting events.
Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness
Research proves these practices develop greater mind-body awareness and reduce stress. You learn how to incorporate mindful awareness into your daily life.
It has been scientifically proven that by creating a regular practice of mindfulness, you can actually make permanent changes to the brain.
Research at the UCLA Center for Mindfulness Research shows MAPs permanently change the pre-frontsl area of the brain bringing about significant changes to:
- Get you off the autopilot of destructive behaviors
- Calm intense emotions
- Improve relationships
- Balance the right and left brain to unleash creativity
- Tune you into your body’s innate wisdom and sharpen intuition
- Reduce fear so you are more receptive rather than reactive to others
- Improve body regulation and immune function
- Develop empathy for yourself and others
- Increase a sense of morality
My Personal Trainings include:
Dan Siegel MD on Healing Trauma Through Mindful Awareness Practices, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, Psychic Development at Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment, Imago Workshops in Interpersonal Relationship Skills, Intuition and the Brain with Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Core Mindfulness
Urban Mindfulness Coaching Class $299 (Discounts for groups, contact me for information.)