One on One Mindfulness Course for Students
Mindfulness is about cultivating nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment, both of the internal world of thoughts, emotions and physical sensations and of the external world. Since the present moment is the only time we can truly engage in our lives and effect change, mindfulness allows us to live with a greater sense of inner peace and purpose.
Queens's Health Services offers both one-on-one mindfulness sessions for students as well as an 8-week group session.
The therapy is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It has been proven to help with stress, anxiety, sleep disturbances, emotion regulation, focus and overall sense of well-being. The sessions are highly participatory, supportive and structured. You will learn several types of mindfulness meditation including the body scan, sitting meditation and gentle mindful movement. Participants will also learn how to integrate mindfulness into their everyday lives. Mindfulness is about connecting with your own inner wisdom and living more fully awake. It is not just a skill, but a way of being that can be used for learning, growing and healing.