People are searching for ways to live a less stressed life. They realize they are stressed and
notice the physical, emotional and psychological effects. They are not willing to wait for the
wake up call. The wake up call of depression, anxiety, heart disease, and the list goes on.
The World Health Organization has stated that stress is a health epidemic of the 21st Century. When stressed, the body registers it as a threat and then the "fight, flight or freeze response" kicks in. The body activates the survival mode in this way. By being chronically stressed the body is continually pumping and building up stress hormones. When we continue to stress our bodies with this response our overall health deteroriates and leads to long-term, harmful effects on the physical, emotional, and mental health.
Meditation & Mindfulness are proven and effective ways to heal our bodies and put us back in control of our life. Meditation is much more than sitting in a special place during a special time with the eyes closed and cross legged on the floor. A benefit of a meditation practice is that it helps us to shift from the "fight, flight, freeze" response and to operate more from the "rest and digest" response. When we calm the mind, we calm the body.
Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment. Most of the time we are living in the past (regrets) or the future (worries). We need to come back to the present moment. Being present isn't easy. Our minds wander about 47% of the time. That's about 1/2 of our lives that we are missing. Part of mindfulness is to train the mind to be here in the moment.
Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation Method
Collection of powerful time-tested meditation practices that can reduce your stress and enhance your life.
Teaching meditation & mindfulness in a simple, non-religious way to companies, organizations, wellness centers, schools, and kids/teens.
Lessen stress while improving resilience, focus, and compassion.
Improve resilience, performance, and productivity.
Teaching those who are ready to deal with today's stress in a healthier way.
Kathy Vandenburg, MA, CMMI
Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor