“Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with the contents of your mind.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru
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?
- Chronic illness
- Chronic pain
- High blood pressure & Heart disease
- Digestive disorders
- Prevention and Wellness — taking good care of yourself and feeling a greater sense of balance
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.
Dr. Guthrie is a faculty member at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto, Ontario.