Headspace is ‘meditation for the modern living,’ and aims to help people relieve stress and anxiety in their daily lives.
Free drop-in program open to students, faculty and staff. No Registration required.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that quiets the mind and helps one rest from the busy-ness of the world. No previous experience necessary. We look forward to seeing you there.
Fall 2017 Dates:
Mondays: Surrey Campus TBD
Tuesdays: WAC Library room 3101
1:30pm - 2:20pm (Begins Oct 3)
Wednesdays: MBC Group Room 0301
12:30pm - 1:20pm (ongoing until final exams)
*Wednesdays focused on mindfullness practices*
Thursdays: SSB 7109
12:30pm - 1:20pm (Begins Sept 21st)
Fridays: MBC Group Room 0301
1:00pm - 2:00pm (Begins Oct 6th)
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that trains us to be present in each moment with awareness. Mindfulness practice raises our awareness of the present moment, of our bodies, and our environment and allows us to connect with these more deeply. Meditation is not always an easy thing to accomplish; it calls for commitment and practice. By doing it over and over again, your meditation practice begins to train you how to stay in the here and now wherever you happen to be.
LOOKING TO RELAX?
Join us for Mindfulness Meditation.
Cost: FREE for everyone.
Don't have time? Try one of our 10 minute mindfulness recordings.
Location and Dates: See Event Calendar for Details.
TIPS FOR PRACTICING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Here are some tips to help you stay focused and in the present moment:
Consider beginning the meditation by first doing a body scan or progressive muscle relaxation (available from HCS’ library of recordings).
Before you begin the meditation, find a stable and comfortable seating posture so that you can become aware of your body in the present moment.
Keep your belly soft allowing your breath to travel freely to your diaphragm
Open your chest
Gently close your eyes
As you start the meditation, bring your awareness into the present moment.
As you follow the instructions on the recording, focus your attention on your breath. Remember to breathe normally
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Mindfulness meditation is not a breathing exercise; it is really an exercise in training your awareness and in focusing attention. By practicing mindfulness you learn to observe your breath, your body, your emotions, and your mind. It quiets the mind, and when times are difficult it can allow us to have more courage to experience what life sends our way.
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