In this class you will learn a variety of techniques to help you “quiet the mind.” Each class will include a mixture of both forms of meditation (focused and mindfulness), relaxation training, and other exercises to teach you how to tap into your subconscious processes and achieve your goals.
The ability to quiet the mind is a “muscle” that must be exercised in order to be strong. The good news is that your brain has neuroplasticity, that is, the ability to grow and change, throughout your lifespan. You just need to put in the two essential ingredients: attention and practice, practice, practice.
Brain scans of those who do meditation and mindfulness training demonstrate how these practices literally change the architecture of the brain, and in very helpful ways. In particular, the frontal lobe of the brain (the part responsible for self-regulation, impulse control, insight/self-awareness, abstract reasoning and empathy) gets “thicker”, so to speak. This gives you an increased capacity for perspective-taking – to see more than one point of view and not take things so personally, and to make better choices. When you are mindful, you have the ability to observe a situation and choose how to best act, rather than react.
So come and work the muscles of your mind for improved mental and physical well-being!!