“We found a positive and protective value of the mindfulness practice over time on mindfulness, positive affect, depression, and insomnia. Moreover, the frequency of practice and the ease perceived in practicing were positively correlated to several indices of well-being” (Nature/Behavioral Health; Feb 2022)
Mindfulness might play an important role in your mental health by helping you manage stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition, recent studies reinforce the role mindfulness can play in chronic pain.
The mechanism in mindfulness that supports you in well-being is a focused attention that allows you to understand your own thought habits. Knowing these habits is the key to noticing anxiety and depression as they arise. The earlier you see a phenomenon arise, the more opportunities you have to change the course. You can compassionately note and respond to your experience.
During this special mental health month program, come explore the ways mindfulness supports well-being and mental health. Each of these dynamic speakers will offer a short talk and short practice from their own individual knowledge and experience. The richness of their individual journeys with mindfulness and how it is meaningful is offered as a way of opening up to the many possibilities of mindfulness for you.
The workshop will be moderated by Joslyn Hitter and James Rosser.
We will have a short break in the middle