Meditation and Mindfulness have a history spanning many thousands of years. While there are a variety of approaches, meditation involves a set of intentional practices, leading to increased awareness, a greater feeling of calm, a more focused mind and a greater sense of clarity.
Meditation and Mindfulness needn’t take a lot of time, however regular practice and consistency will provide any participant with numerous health benefits.
Some of these benefits may include a positive impact on:
- Energy Levels
- Quality of sleep
- Emotions and Self Awareness
- Digestive Challenges
- Mental Health
- Some Physical Ailments and more
Recent studies show that:
- Meditation reduces insomnia by 50%1
- 60% of people who practice meditation find that it improves their energy, while for 50%, meditation aids in their memory and focus.2
- 84% of people meditate to reduce stress3
You’d think that with such great results we’d all be practicing mindfulness and meditation! So why aren’t we?
Put simply, the biggest barrier to stopping people is that most people don’t meditate because they simply don’t know how to.
How Meditation and Mindfulness can help
Our lives have become increasingly stressful over the years and while stress is a part of life, many of us have been living in a constant state of low-level stress for far too long. This has a negative relationship to our health and wellbeing, and while we know stress impacts our health in a variety of ways, many of us are so used to feeling a low-level stress state, that we either no longer recognise the signals, or have forgotten what it feels like to feel our best.
Helping ourselves to feel better, having a greater sense of wellbeing and better quality of life has never been so important. Many of us are experiencing stresses that we have not dealt with before. This is on top of the usual fast-paced life stress that has been impacting our health for many, many years.
By adding some simple habits and actions to our daily life, such as Meditation and Mindfulness, we can give ourselves a greater ability to deal with stress in an effective manner and to provide us with the tools for an optimal level of health.
Meditation and Mindfulness is a wonderful adjunct to our lifestyle and while meditation and mindfulness can benefit both men and women equally, we have provided both a Men’s and Women’s Meditation and Mindfulness Group for you to enjoy.
Join my free Meditation and Mindfulness Group
The free meditation and mindfulness sessions are held via a private Facebook group that provides you with a chance to relax, unwind and de-stress with guidance as well as equipping yourself with some mindfulness tools to ensure the results of your meditation will last you through the days and weeks ahead.
These meditation and mindfulness classes are suitable for all levels and are typically held on an evening during the week around 7 pm to 8 pm.
If you’d like to attend, register your details below and I’ll let you know when the next group is running.
Men’s Meditation and Mindfulness Group
Meditation and Mindfulness provide Men with the ability to access their emotions in a more positive way and to reduce the feelings of anxiety and stress that comes with the pressures of everyday life.
Many men can feel pressure to succeed both financially and at work. It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparison with friends, colleagues and people seen on social media. When others seem more successful, it can contribute to feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, insufficiency and self-doubt. This in turn has a negative effect on emotions and mental health, creating a negative downward spiral effect. Meditation can help with staying in the present and the ability to focus the mind on what matters most and where you really want it to be.
A recent study showed “that through the act of meditation, men function better physically, emotionally and mentally” and that “60 per cent of men who meditated experienced a dramatic decrease in their anxiety, allowing them to cope better and more productively with the stress in their lives”
It is not uncommon for men to experience stress regarding relationships, be it children, partner, ex-partner, co-workers or a friend, yet not be able to fully express, process and resolve their emotions. This leads to secondary issues, such as a short temper, fatigue, insomnia or poor sleep quality, fatigue, worry and weight gain.
Problems at work, being looked over for a promotion, difficulty with a manager or colleague or being unhappy in the position can all contribute to the constant level of stress increasing or continuing each day. Providing men with a safe group to be supported in their health journey, educating men on the numerous benefits of meditation and mindfulness and enjoying the accountability of a group of like-minded people, are the reasons we have formed the Men’s Meditation and Mindfulness group.
Register now for my Men’s Meditation and Mindfulness Group
Women’s Meditation and Mindfulness Group
Women have been experiencing an increase in stress levels for some years now. The demands of family pressures, caregiving, going back to work, changing careers, financial worries, relationships and maintaining good health all take a toll.
The world has been transformed over the last 50 years and many women, if they choose, are now achieving all that men can. What has not changed for some women are the roles and responsibilities of some of the traditional roles for women in the past. This may explain one of the reasons “women are more likely than men to report that their stress levels are on the rise”.
Chronic stress builds up so that a low-level feeling of stress, anxiety and sadness become the norm. These emotions, unless processed and released, can build up and can create an undue amount of pressure. If this continues many women experience headaches, digestive challenges, emotional fatigue, hormonal changes and chronic pain, to name a few.
The ability to be in a group of like-minded people and enjoy meditation and mindfulness can be crucial to supporting a woman’s health. Women are wonderfully skilled in supporting and helping others, and because of this often find that groups are a great outlet to reduce stress, connect and learn.
Our Women’s Meditation and Mindfulness Group is a great way to enjoy the benefits of meditation and mindfulness while supporting others on their health journey.