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Offered by Whitney Branch, Brighton Family Counseling

Mindfulness has become such a buzz word in our culture these days, but what does it really mean? The term may conjure up images of yogis sitting on meditation cushions for hours chanting om, which likely feels like an impossible practice for many of us to implement into our day to day lives. The temptation then is to abandon the concept all together, thinking mindfulness has nothing to offer us. While I personally enjoy yoga and do meditate with some regularity, I am here to tell you that there is so much more to mindfulness.

At its core mindfulness is about awareness, being present to our lives in a more complete way. How many times has your head hit the pillow, and when you think back over your day it feels like a blur? We are so busy and pulled in so many directions that we can easily become disconnected from our selves and those who are most important to us. It doesn’t have to be this way. Through the use of a few simple (and brief) exercises, we can step out of the fog and reconnect in more meaningful ways. According to renowned author and researcher, Dr. Dan Siegel, “The power of awareness changes our well being.” If you would like to experience a greater sense of well being in life, please consider joining us at Brighton Family Counseling for an introductory workshop on mindfulness. We will meet Saturday, November 4th from 9-11am. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided, and I promise we won’t make you chant!

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