It has been a long, icy and for some an isolated winter. Spring time brings a new energy and reminds us that it is time clear out and delete practices that no longer serve our best interests. A type of a “brain” spring clean perhaps? Time to create some space in your busy calendar to foster some quiet time for your mind so that you can think, re-group and focus as you harness the new energy that comes with spring.
A good way to do this is to make time for mindful meditation. This practice helps you to get out of the mental clutter that weighs down your mind albeit for a short while and allows you, with regular practice to focus with greater clarity and reduce your levels of stress in that moment.
The chronic effects of continued stress are well documented and if not nipped in the bud can lead to a host of serious chronic illnesses. Mindful meditation allows you notice the reasons for your stress and helps to reduce the angst that goes with this, and with regular practice, can help to reduce the physical and mental effects of perpetual stress.
Since time is at a premium for most of you, something like meditation or becoming quiet is easily shifted aside and for some, impossible to even consider. Geocounsellors have made it easier for you by creating 3 guided mindful meditation slots a week for a period of 6 weeks, i.e. a total of 12 sessions during early spring. You can select the date and time that works for you, book and then join our on-line group meditation at the designated time.
Meditations are 20 minutes and the only input required from you is your commitment to make time available in your calendar, join on-line and become quiet. Once the meditation is finished you simply leave the call and reap the benefits of a mind that has slowed down somewhat allowing you to think, create and focus. The meditations are simple requiring no complex interaction.
Lesley Donnelly, a Mindfulness Coach and Practitioner will guide you through the meditation. Lesley has worked in the corporate environment for over 35 years primarily in the health care / pharmaceutical areas mostly in sales and as a training manager and has a special passion for Mindfulness as a tool to help people understand and address the overall negative effects of too much stress on quality of life. Particularly important during this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty.
Why don’t you try it you might be pleasantly surprised. We look forward to you joining us for mind “spring clean”.
“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn (from his book Wherever You Go, There You Are)
American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School