What is it? Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention in a particular way to one’s physical, emotional, and mental experiences moment by moment. There is scientific evidence supporting the benefits of mindfulness meditation to help manage stress and anxiety, improve memory and attention, boost the immune system, help regulate emotions, manage pain, and promote a general sense of well-being.
What to expect? It’s an opportunity to practice 45 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation in a group setting. This is not group therapy. Different meditations will be introduced each week. The last 15 minutes of the session will be dedicated to questions and discussion about the practice. The sessions will draw primarily on the meditations taught in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
How should I dress? Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing, bring socks or a shawl as the room may be cool.
About the Teacher:
Katerine LeMay, PhD, CPsych. (CAN) is a clinical psychologist at the MapleTree Center DMCC. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since the early 1990’s. She maintains regular meditation practice by sitting daily and attending silent retreats. In recent years she has been receiving training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society (USA) founded by Jon Kabbat Zin. She completed a 92-hour MBSR Teacher Development Intensive Training as well as other MBSR related courses taught by senior staff at the Center for Mindfulness (USA).
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