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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness and Awareness Training and Meditation

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having studied Mindfulness Meditation, when the situation allows, I use my teachings by incorporating the practice in the sessions. It is not always possible to change the situation we find ourselves in, we do have the choice and freedom to change the way we relate to our experience.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention moment-to-moment with awareness and acceptance to gain greater clarity.

• Focusing and noticing things as they truly are.
• Learning to relax the body and quiet the mind.
• Practicing new ways of thinking. Less judgement and expectations.
• A process of cultivating intimacy with one’s own states of mind.
• Cultivating a larger attention span for memory.
• Developing emotional stability.

Why Practice Mindfulness?


  • Strengthens and stabilizes neural networks. The brain changes itself.
  • Radically transforms emotional reactivity and negative thinking or mental suffering.


  • Slows down aging, calms the body and muscles.
  • Pain management.
  • Alters the immune system.
  • Improves sleep.


  • Promotes more harmonious relationships.
  • Cultivate self-awareness and compassion for self and others.
  • Slow down and know thyself.
  • Nurture what is deep inside.

Meditation – How Is Mindfulness Attained?

MINDFULNESS can be achieved through meditation, but one can also practice Mindfulness through daily living. Simply focusing on the present moment and quieting your inner dialogue can help attain Mindfulness.

There are a number of approaches to practice Mindfulness including:

  • Breath meditation
  • Moment to moment awareness
  • Walking meditation
  • Eating mindfully
  • Practicing loving-kindness and compassion for self and others
  • Creating a space and time for meditation

“Mindfulness is the way to individuality. It makes you a light unto yourself”

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