Mindfulness Meditation | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Upcoming Mindfulness Classes

Mindfulness is a particular type of meditation that consciously brings awareness to body and mind, here and now.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that develops the skill of consciously bringing awareness to body and mind, here and now. This gentle, receptive and compassionate awareness helps in noticing how the body is feeling ,what thoughts are doing and letting go of stressful reflections that dwell on the past or anxiety about the future. Research in universities around the world indicates that the regular practice of mindfulness can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, improve resilience and alleviate pain.

Mindfulness meditation begins right where you are, sitting comfortably in a chair or lying on the floor. Attention is focused on something immediate and obvious, such as natural body sensations or the flow of the breath. Throughout the session, your instructor will continue guiding your attention so that you become aware of different aspects of your body and your immediate environment. For example, they might lead your attention so that you feel the weight of your body on the chair, notice the sensation of your feet resting on the floor, listen to the sound of your breath as it passes in and out of your nostrils and so on. Mindfulness CDs will be available so that you can practice at home and learn to develop presence and ease of mind in normal, everyday activities such as walking or eating. Each person learning mindfulness is encouraged to decide what and how far they wish to engage with the mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness meditation can assist you to feel, less stressed, less anxious and more able to manage your life effectively. Some people feel that it reduces their pain levels too.

It’s important to understand that the benefits of meditation are not usually instantaneous. It takes a while to get used to the idea of mindfulness, and to learn how to do it well. Many people who see the positive impacts of meditation are inspired to make it part of their lifestyle, long-term.

How much does it cost?

$30 per class, $180 for a 6 week term.


To make a booking you can: phone 02 8514 0038 or email livingroom@lh.org.au

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