What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with openness and curiosity. We all have this ability to come home to ourselves and find peace, even in the midst of stress and difficulty.
Just as we can strengthen the body and increase physical endurance with regular exercise, the consistent practice of mindful awareness is associated with beneficial changes in the brain that increase resilience to stress, promote physical and mental well-being, and improve the ability to focus.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness, including sitting and walking meditation, yoga, art, and spending time in nature. We can also bring mindful awareness to daily activities, such as driving, listening to music, eating, and washing the dishes.
Mindful Brain Break
Practice mindfulness with other students in a friendly, relaxing environment. Return to class refreshed, focused and ready to learn.
Each 30 minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry.
We will be sitting on chairs (no need to bring a cushion or yoga mat), and no special clothing is required. Come as you are!
Beginners welcome. No registration required.
Burnaby Campus Library (room 303)
Wednesdays, Sept 4 – Nov 20, 2019
2:30 – 3:00pm
About the Instructor
Judy Bushnell MA, CCC, CMT-P is a BCIT counsellor and a graduate of the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation program at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.