How will Mindfulness practice help me ?Mindfulness is enormously empowering for patients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as for psychological problems such as anxiety and panic.
Mindfulness practice helps you to see more clearly the patterns of the mind, and to learn how to recognize when your mood is beginning to go down so you can 'nip it in the bud'.
Mindfulness teaches you a way to get back in touch with the experience of being alive.
Mindfulness helps to halt the escalation of negative thoughts and teaches you to focus on the present moment, rather than reliving the past or pre-living the future.
Mindfulness helps you to enter an alternative mode of mind that includes thinking but is bigger than thinking where you experience the world more directly and non-judgmentally.
Mindfulness helps you to develop self kindness and compassion and tolerate distressing emotions and experiences with more ease.
Mindfulness Meditation classes and groups for beginners and more experienced meditators are offered at my Monterey office, Ryan Ranch Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.