Meditation and mindfulness are huge buzz words right now. Everywhere you turn you read something about meditation. With this explosion of interest in meditation and mindfulness, it is becoming increasingly confusing for the average consumer who wants to learn to meditate but doesn’t know where to begin.

As a consumer, I think one of the most important questions you can ask yourself is, “What are your intentions for starting a meditation practice?”

Do you want to experience the occasional meditation, similar to a yoga class or do you want to establish a daily practice? I spoke with a woman this morning who was shopping for the best fit for her and her daughter to learn meditation. She described how she has attended various guided meditation sessions but that really wasn’t meeting her need and that she wanted to go deeper in terms of her understanding of meditation.

Going deeper is exactly what The Compassionate Mind is all about. Not deeper in terms of your experience in meditation, rather deeper in terms of your knowledge about what meditation is, how it works and what it is doing for your brain, health, emotional wellbeing, relationships with others as well as yourself. The Compassionate Mind’s approach to meditation and mindfulness is all about teaching people how to fish and not just giving people a fish.

This approach is different than many others out there and is based on a commitment for people to be physically, mentally and spiritually fed for a lifetime, not just a day.

The Compassionate Mind’s three-hour workshop has been very successful in meeting the needs of people who want to learn how to meditate and gain a better understanding of meditation and mindfulness. It’s different than other meditation approaches that offer you a wonderful meditation experience but don’t provide you with the tools to establish your own practice.

The three hour workshop or a private session will meet your need if you want to learn to meditate to deal with stress, feel less anxious and depressed, sleep better, improve your health, improve your mind, increase your ability to concentrate and focus, reconnect with what makes you happy and gives you purpose, and deal with difficult emotions and feelings. Many of my students say meditation and mindfulness have changed their lives. If you’re interested in how meditation changed my life, you can read more about it HERE.

There are countless opportunities to listen to and participate in guided meditations. For some people that is about as far as they want to go in exploring meditation. For others, they really want to understand it and know exactly what spending the time in meditation is actually doing. You can read more about the difference between being guided in meditation and guiding yourself HERE.

The Compassionate Mind is committed to meeting that need for people who want to learn how to meditate and do it in a way that fits for people with busy lives and active minds. If you’re ready to learn to meditate and gain some tools that you can use for the rest of your life, we’d love to see you in an upcoming workshop. You can check out details about upcoming workshops HERE or CONTACT ME to discuss the best option for you. I’d love to hear from you!