Mindfulness Instruction

Mindfulness Intro by: Andrew Safer

 

In individual sessions at Aspens & Oaks, Mindfulness Instructor Andrew Safer provides an overview of mindfulness, gives meditation instruction, offers tips on how to establish a regular meditation practice, introduces mindfulness exercises, and provides guidance on how mindfulness practice relates to everyday life.

“Mindfulness is paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is.”

–Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA

Mindfulness practice, which comes from a 2600-year-old tradition, helps us to remain grounded in the present through the synchronization of body and mind. The meditation practice trains us to not get carried away by our thoughts and concerns about the future (anxiety and worry) and the past (regret and self-criticism), and to see that the only time we can make a difference in our lives is right now. People doing this practice begin to relate with their thoughts, feelings, sensations and emotions in a new way—with kindness and non-attachment.