Benefits Of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Effects


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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



Mindful Parenting (2-hour workshop)
When: April 22 2020, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Mindfulness at Centrepointe, 261 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa

Mindful Teens
When: March 26 to April 30 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Mindfulness at Centrepointe, 261 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (for adults) 8 week program
When:  April 21 to June 19 2020, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Heartwood House, McArthur Ave, Ottawa

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