Looking for ways to reduce stress and gain energy?
There is a method that has been used for centuries in the eastern culture, and more recently has been embraced in the western culture. It is known as “mindfulness”. This has had much success in reducing stress and increasing energy. We have blended mindfulness into our unique programs of (ERT) - Emotional Resilience Techniques.
The fruits of a consistent mindfulness practice include strengthening the ability to "put our lid back on" even when our nervous system is over-stimulated, regain access to our higher reasoning and memory centres of the brain, be "our own boss", and make better choices. Interestingly, imaging studies have shown that after only eight weeks of mindfulness meditation practice, the size of the prefrontal cortex actually increases and the size of the amygdala decreases.
What does the prefrontal cortex do? It allows you to be more present in the moment so you can process your thoughts clearly, be more open to creative ideas and be more empathetic with others.
What does the amygdala do? It is the place where our brains activate the “fight or flight” mode when in a stress response. This is designed for a physical stress response, like running from a tiger, however our brain, can switch easily to this mode, especially when the prefrontal cortex is not working well, which has other consequences on our nervous system.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF on The Benefits of Mindfulness
Join us for a virtual 30 Minute Class on Mindfulness!
Normally we meet for classes, but due to the current environment we are offering FREE online group mindfulness classes, via Zoom. It is easy to join. Just send us an email and we send you an email invitation to join in.
Currently available online, Tuesdays at 8:30pm
Dress Code: comfortable clothing for sitting in a chair
To Bring: an open mind with no expectations!
We encourage community spirit. You are welcome to stay a while after class to enjoy a chat.
ERT is a practice for calming yourself, for letting go of any biases, calming the mind and seeing what is. It is a way of training your mind so that you are not distracted and caught up in its endless churning & distractions. It is a way to renew your energy and explore your inner self at the same time.
We are going to learn particular ways to release the mind, allowing the mind to rest and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. This is not part of any religion, it is a science, which follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified. It allows the mind to become clear, relaxed, and inward focused. When we do an ERT class you are fully awake and alert, but your mind is not focused on the external world or on the events taking place around you.
The mind is actually the biggest obstacle between ourselves and awareness. This is why we say in this class:
“Doing Less is Doing More”.
We look forward to welcoming you to our classes.