“In this very moment, no matter what your condition or situation, you have within you all the resources you need for growing, healing, and working with stress, pain, illness, and the everyday challenges you are facing. A growing body of scientific evidence supports the reality of a profound mind-body connection and now recognizes that learning and practicing mindfulness can positively affect your sense of health and wellbeing physically, mentally, and emotionally, while simultaneously offering you a means of discovering a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind.”

— Dr. Saki Santorelli, Associate Professor of Medicine, Uiversitn of Massachusetts Medical School

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of developing the ability to be consciously aware of the present moment.

Mindfulness helps us to face difficulties in life, with the skills to recognize when we’re caught up in thinking about the past, making negative judgements about the present, or worrying about the future. With increased awareness, we’re able to respond more skillfully to life’s stresses and challenges.

Who Can Benefit from Mindfulness-Based Therapies?

Stress
Psychological distress
Medical Conditions — Any health condition that is made worse by stress:

 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy & Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a program designed to help people who suffer from stress, anxiety, depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.

This short video explains more about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy:

 

Dr. Guthrie is a faculty member at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto, Ontario.

“Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with the contents of your mind.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru