Midday Mindfulness Group at
Freedom From Fear
Thursday 12-12:30, followed by optional discussion
March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, April 24th
Do you ever find yourself arriving at your destination without any idea of how you got there? Do you feel your mind is constantly fast-forwarding, leaving you no time to “stop and smell the roses?”
The primary approach to mindfulness involves intentionally paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. In other words, it means putting 100% of attention on what you are doing while you’re doing it. Mindfulness practices, especially mindfulness meditation, have been linked to numerous benefits, including (but not limited to) changes in blood pressure, heart rate, concentration ability, and even brain chemistry! Research has shown that meditation reduces activity in the part of the brain responsible for stress, anxiety, and fear responses, and increases activity in the part of the brain responsible for relaxation responses.
Join our weekly meetings, where we will practice letting go of worries and focusing on the present through mindfulness strategies such as meditation, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation.
Weekly participation is not mandatory. All that is required is your mind and body’s presence!
For more information email us at email@example.com
FEATURED ARTICLES IN MINDFUL MATTERS:
Mindfulness and Meditation: Question and Answer
Effective Parenting- A Social Worker’s Perspective
Key Lessons Learned in The Journey of Changing Careers
Celebrating 30 years of support, research and advocacy to people with mental illness and the family and friends who support them.
Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.