Mindfulness meditation is moment to moment awareness. It involves showing up for each of the moments of our lives, whether pleasant or unpleasant, without striving or judging. Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has evolved into a common form of complementary medicine addressing a variety of health problems. Mindfulness has been supported in research to be effective in treating concerns such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, stress, and in improving the quality of life for individuals experiencing chronic pain or illness. Research shows that Mindfulness can decrease the reliance on addictive medications while showing improvements in the management of chronic pain. Mindfulness has also been proven beneficial in improving the quality of parenting and relationships. Our therapists are prepared to teach you mindfulness skills and help you develop a mindfulness practice that you can sustain throughout life.