First Floor Wilkie's Court
208 Main Street, Antigonish, N.S.
Introductory sessions to
PAUSE - Rest Awhile
Open Monday to Friday
Mindfulness Awareness Practice
Reduce stress through mindfulness living techniques
Stress is part of our daily life. Mindfulness Awareness practice can be a way of caring for ourselves and easing the stress in body and mind as we go about our daily lives.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation that helps us develop our capacity to be more present to the here and now.
Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D. is a meditation teacher and founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts defines Mindfulness as "paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment non-judgmentally"
Mindfulness simply means setting aside some time each day to practice being mindful of yourself and your surroundings. In a world of constant "doing" even a few moments of mindfulness can rest the mind and put you back in touch with just being.
By focusing on the here and now many people find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets about the past.
My interest in mindfulness began fifteen years ago when I attended the Internship Program in Mindfulness Stress-Reduction at the University of Massachusetts. I discovered over the years the beneficial effects of this type of meditation in my everyday life.
Being a religious sister I felt drawn to this type of meditation.
In our tradition contemplative prayer is an important part of deepening our awareness of God's presence within the depths of my being. Mindfulness awareness practice enhanced the contemplative direction of my life.
Phyllis O'Donnell, CSM, is a Sister of St. Martha with a Masters degree in clinical Social Work from Boston College, Mass. Along with clinical counselling she is interested in Mindfulness Meditation Practice and attends conferences and retreats pertaining to meditation practice.
Sessions on Introduction to Mindfulness starting soon!
For information/registration contact: Sr. Phyllis O'Donnell, csm
902-863-3113 Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org