Mindfulness Meditation with Audrey

“Learn Mindfulness Meditation” 10 Week course
Begins January 24, 2018
Daytime or Evening Classes.
Click here for more details and to register!
Free Public Talk Introduction to Mindfulness
at the Camarillo Public Library
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – 6:30-7:30 PM

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness occurs when we wake up from the automatic pilot of our life and notice where our attention is in any given moment. Are we rehashing the past, or rehearsing for the future, once again? Is our attentional focus in this moment serving us? With Mindfulness, we become aware of and receptive to present moment experience with curiosity and friendliness towards ourselves and others. We learn to skillfully respond to circumstances and people from our deepest values and intentions, instead of being swept along by life’s current and reacting from our habitual conditioning. Mindfulness helps us to truly live our lives, rather than being lived by them.

Who Can Practice Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is for everyone, from all walks of life, young or old.  Mindfulness is not a religion – anyone, with any belief system, can benefit.  Mindfulness research in the United States and across the globe has scientifically correlated mindfulness to stress reduction.

The common experience of people who think “I really should meditate” is to feel frustrated and unsuccessful when they try it. “I tried meditation once, and I just couldn’t clear my mind.” This can make you feel like there is something wrong with you, that everyone else “gets it”, but you don’t. However, this is because the underlying assumption is incorrect: Meditation is not a magic mind-clearing trick.

Mindfulness Meditation gives us tools to work with the mind wandering, the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that naturally arise for everyone when we finally take time out of the frantic rush of our lives to be present to ourselves and our experience right now. When we apply the tools of Mindfulness on a regular basis — when we actually practice, as opposed to reading a Facebook article about it, we become more emotionally resilient and aware, so even in the face of difficulties we feel a sense of deep inner calm, both in formal meditation practice, and in our lives all day long. This sense of deep equanimity and joy at being alive, within the inevitable ups and downs of our humanness, is truly the gift of Mindfulness Meditation.


Audrey’s “Learn Mindfulness Meditation” Course Participants speak!


Why is Mindfulness important to your health, your productivity, your relationships?  Read Audrey’s articles below and learn more!

 

Your Brain on Mindfulness
Why Being Here Now
is Good for Your Health

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Mindfulness – Waking Up
to What is in Front of Us


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Mindfulness Research

Every day neuroscientists find new ways that Mindfulness Meditation enhances our health and longevity!

  • Time Magazine’s “Your Brain on Meditation”  Click here 
  • Huffington Post’s  “The Neuroscience of Meditation”  Click here
  • Scientific American’s “How Meditation Changes Your Brain”   Click here 
  • Time Magazine’s  “Explaining Why Meditators May Live Longer”  Click here

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is state of active, open awareness created by focusing one’s attention on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

Who Can Practice Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is for everyone, from all walks of life, young or old.
Mindfulness is not a religion- anyone, with any belief system, can benefit.
Mindfulness research in the United States and across the globe has scientifically correlated mindfulness to stress reduction.

Mindfulness Improves Well Being

Research shows that regular Mindfulness practice can affect overall well-being:

Greater engagement and satisfaction in current activities.

Lessened tendency to worry about future or past.

Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations.

Increase in creativity, productivity.

Balance and resilience at work and at home.

Mindfulness Improves Physical Health

Mindfulness practice is currently being studied for its numerous health benefits, including:

Decrease in stress related illnesses.

Treatment of heart disease.

Blood pressure reduction.

Management of chronic pain.

Improve immune function.

Improve sleep.

Reduction of gastrointestinal difficulties.

Mindfulness Improves Mental Health

In recent years, psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an important element in the treatment of a number of problems, including:

Depression

Substance abuse

Eating disorders

Relationship’ conflicts

Anxiety disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder