Benefits Of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Effects

Physical

  • Reduces stress (as measured by hormone levels)
  • Helps with chronic pain
  • Appears to help with asthma, inflammation, surgical recovery time
  • Improves Immune functions and cardiovascular health
  • Helps with sleep
  • Improves eating habits

Psychological

  • Positive effects on depression, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD), social anxiety, post-dramatic stress
  • Disorder, (PTSD), borderline personality disorder
  • Boosts in moods, self-esteem, compassion

Neurological

  • Growth in gray matter in prefrontal cortex and insular cortex
  • Less active amylgada
  • Growth in temporo parietal junction and hippocampus
  • Positive changes in brain-wave patterns associated with well being

Academic

  • Improves concentration capacity, selective and sustained attention, executive function, memory, overall cognitive functioning and performance
  • Reduces teen anxiety
  • Improves creativity, learning efficiency, effort, classroom behavior, on-task behavior, attendance

Behavioral

  • Reduces binge eating, self-harm, substance abuse, aggressive behavior, accidents

 

* For further details: C. Willard, “Growing up Mindful”, page 20

UPCOMING COURSES & WORKSHOPS

Mindful Teens

When: Thursdays, November 15th to December 6th, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Location: Younion, 123 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa

Mindful Parenting

When: November 28th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Mindfulness at Centrepoint, 261 Centrepoint Drive, Ottawa

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