Although meditative practices have been recorded for thousands of years, recent scientific advances have shown what happens in the body and the brain when we meditate. This in turn has enabled us to better understand the benefits that consistent meditation provides. We now know that mental/emotional health is just as important as physical health, and that stress can result in many physical symptoms as well as mental/emotional imbalance.
Mindfulness based programs can be beneficial to many stress related conditions, for example:
Mood (anxiety, depression)
Chronic pain (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia)
Digestive concerns (IBS, GERD)
In this 4 week program you will find answers to the following questions:
What exactly is meditation?
What are the different types of meditation?
What are the health benefits and how do they occur?
What is happening in your brain and body that leads to long term health benefits?
You will be guided through the process of implementing meditation practices in your life as well as introduced to other mindfulness based techniques to use during your day to help you achieve the same benefits as traditional seated meditation.
We will also introduce technological advancements that have been developed to aid in improving your meditation practice.
Although there is an education segment each week, we will gradually shift towards emphasizing the actual mindfulness and meditation practices. Furthermore, you will receive a workbook to aid in your at-home practice.
To inquire about upcoming programs, please contact Dr. Cho.