New Mindfulness Classes in St. Petersburg

8 Session Mindfulness Awareness Training Course Tuesday Drop-In Classes Weekly @ Noon - Station House Mindful Awareness Training Course (MBSR-Style) Registration is now open for the next Mindfulness Awareness Training (MAT-8) course.  Get started on your immersive journey in Mindfulness. Experience the benefits and transformational potential of Present Moment practices. Seven weekly classes combining teaching … Continue reading New Mindfulness Classes in St. Petersburg

Important Discovery for the 11.2 million People with Chronic Pain: Mindfulness Meditation provides effective pain reduction without opioids…

...AND it may provide a synergistic effect if used with opioids, thereby allowing for a reduction in opioid dosages. This is big news for the 11+ million people in the U.S. enduring chronic pain and the resulting increases in anxiety and depression.  Effective management of pain is a major medical challenge in our country at … Continue reading Important Discovery for the 11.2 million People with Chronic Pain: Mindfulness Meditation provides effective pain reduction without opioids…

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NIH Study: Mindfulness Relieves Lower Back Pain – Better and Longer

Check out this major study funded by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health and published by the AMA reporting that lower back pain sufferers got more relief and greater functioning for a longer time from mindfulness (MBSR) than from traditional medical treatment or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. … Continue reading NIH Study: Mindfulness Relieves Lower Back Pain – Better and Longer

“Ok, A Mindful Mouse; Really!?”

"Ok", I thought, "using a mouse to explain mindfulness - too cute". But, hey, this mouse is really grounded! Check out this animation posted on Happify.com A couple of things though: Even though the mouse is correct in saying you don't need anything, including joining a group, a Mindful Awareness Training course is helpful in: … Continue reading “Ok, A Mindful Mouse; Really!?”

Mindfulness Therapy as Effective as Meds

Mindfulness Therapy as Effective as Medication for Depression? YES! This study shows similar rates of success for Mindfulness(brain training)-CBT (changes in thinking) Therapy VS anti-depressants. Both may be helpful, but, it is nice to know there are effective choices! Hmmm, mindfulness training or meds? Which would you choose? http://ow.ly/M2VUb

Mindful MoPho (mobile phone)?

What would it be like if you took a mindful breath each time before using your mobile phone? Try it next time you use your mobile device. Bring yourself to the present moment: notice your breath - the sensation of your hands holding the device - the sounds around you - the place where your … Continue reading Mindful MoPho (mobile phone)?

A Powerful Force of Growth and Transformation: Your Mind!

A More Mindful You Mindfulness meditation is like Spring cleaning for your mind. Heightening your awareness and acceptance of all that is in and around you: that  is what mindfulness is about.  This includes becoming more attuned to the fullness of life surrounding you, which can sometimes reveal itself in surprising ways. A Mindfulness Based … Continue reading A Powerful Force of Growth and Transformation: Your Mind!

Free Introduction to Mindfulness Seminar ~ Monday 9/30/13

Do you want to find out more about Mindfulness, MBSR, Mindfulness Training and practice? Attend a free 90 minute live presentation giving an overview of Mindfulness Training. Answers to common questions such as:  What is mindfulness? What is MBSR? What are the benefits? How does it affect the brain? What does the research say? How … Continue reading Free Introduction to Mindfulness Seminar ~ Monday 9/30/13

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes

When you participate in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training class you tap into a powerful force of transformation and growth - you.  Mindfulness Awareness Training and practice is a research-based method proven in reducing stress,  improving relationships, managing pain, enhancing sense of well-being, strengthening memory and even growing brain matter - all through … Continue reading Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes