Mindfulness

As described in its original Pali language, mindfulness translates as “awareness, circumspection, discernment, and retention.” In the contemporary, Western world, mindfulness is simply a way of focusing, paying attention, and connecting with one’s own outer and inner experience in the present moment, without judgment. 

When using mindfulness techniques with clients, my goal is to assist you in containing and/or experiencing emotions in a safe and supportive place, so you can more effectively control difficult thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as learn to self-regulate mood states.  The cultivation of positive mental states will also help you to increases focus, creativity, effective decision making, and general sense of well-being.  

Mindfulness in Educational or Corporate Settings:

I offer creative and customizable mindfulness programs to assist students or employees in learning basic mindfulness skills and how these can be applied to:

  • Increasing focus and attention
  • Regulating emotions
  • Reducing stress and burn-out
  • Improving productivity and organizational effectiveness
  • Enhancing communication skills and group cohesion
  • Increasing motivation and creativity
  • Cultivating a sense of well-being, compassion, and empathy

I customize my mindfulness programs to meet your class, school, or office needs, including small, one-time workshops to larger, multi-sessions training series.  I also work with you on tailoring a specific topic or focus area to suit the needs of your students and employees.  Please inquire further for more details and to begin creating your own custom program.  

Mindfulness is to listen without memory or desire.
— Matthew Brensilver