Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness: Finding Peace in Every Moment

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Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness: Finding Peace in Every Moment (April 8-May 5)

Research shows that we spend, on average, 48% of our time in distracted states of mind—caught up in thoughts that are unrelated to what we’re doing. Thinking is compulsive! The same research shows that these distracted thoughts are detrimental to our happiness. Compulsive thinking makes us unhappy! In extreme cases, our compulsive thoughts create out-of-control states of depression or stress.

The antidote to this is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the gentle effort to be continuously present with experience. It involves observing our experience rather than merely participating it in. When anxious or depressive thoughts arise, for example, we can simply notice them, and choose not to get drawn into the stories they try to create for us. We are then free to choose responses to stressful situations that make life less stressful for us, rather than more.

On this month-long course, we’ll learn to cultivate mindfulness in order to reduce our levels of stress.

Course benefits

On this course you will:

  • Learn to observe difficult feelings with a non-judgmental attitude
  • Lower your stress levels and seen decreases in stress-related symptoms
  • Develop an increased ability to relax and enjoy each moment
  • Observe reduced pain levels and/or a better ability to cope with any pain that may not go away
  • Cultivate an attitude of greater friendliness and kindness toward yourself
  • Enhance your emotional resilience and be better able to cope with stressful situations
  • Discover ways to bring mindfulness into daily activities, such as driving, eating, walking, and listening

Course format

On this course you will get:

  • Daily emails offering support, encouragement, and guidance
  • Access to six guided meditations to help you develop mindfulness, acceptance, and an attitude of self-care
  • The opportunity to connect with others in a friendly and supportive community, and to have personal contact with the instructor

This event is suitable for people of all levels of experience, including complete beginners. Because the material is delivered by email, it doesn't matter where in the world you live!

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