In this workshop, participants will explore mindfulness and increase understanding about why developing a mindful, self-care practice can improve health and well being. Participants will also explore the concept of “Present Moment Awareness” and how it serves us well, especially when living with chronic stress. Read more about the workshop in our flyer.
Participants will also learn about mindfulness through the lived experience by doing some mindful practices together like: sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement and self-reflective inquiry.
Research shows people who practice mindfulness experience a variety of benefits including less stress and chronic pain (back pain, headaches, hypertension, etc.), improved mental health (decreased worry, anxiety, depression and improved emotional regulation) have fewer sleep problems, improved cognitive functioning (sharpened mental focus and enhanced attention focus), and improved immune system functioning and enhanced well being (increased joy, resilience and compassion).
Led by Dr. Brenda Butterfield – she has worked with children, youth, adults and communities for almost 30 years. Read more about her wide array of work experience including mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and education here and abroad on her website: https://ournewexperience.org/