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Mindfulness and Meditation

I used to believe that I could not meditate because I had a very busy mind thanks to a diagnosis of ADD in my early 30's. Several years ago, I learned that this is was a myth and so today, I have an established daily practice that proves to be amazingly beneficial in my life.

Daily meditation practice quickly rid my physical pain and lessened anxiety associated with a diagnosed chronic illness (MS). It has improved my focus and concentration, awakened me spiritually and has provided me with an overall wonderful sense of well-being.   I believe if meditation can do all that for me then why can't it do the same for others.  So, my mission is to offer meditation classes to teach you how simple and easy the practice of meditation can be and how beneficial it can be to your life.

Meditation is a wonderful practice that you can experience anytime, anywhere, and is a great investment in your well-being.  If you don't know how to do it don't worry you are not alone and I will help you develop the confidence to practice everyday.

You can book a private coaching program just for you, a program for you and a small group of friends,  or simply attend my learn to meditate classes.

Learn to Meditate Private Coaching Program

Private Individual Teaching/Coaching Sessions (In-person and/or Online)

If a class setting is not for you.  I offer the Simple Easy Every Day (SEED ™) program to an individual or a small group (3 persons). In this 4 week program you will learn the essentials of meditation, misconceptions, benefits, various types of mindfulness and meditation practices.

The program includes:

  • Four x 1 hour sessions to fit your schedule
  • **Four x 15 minute coaching contacts to support your learning and develop your practice.
  • Handouts and Home-practice activities given to develop your practice.
  • One-15 minute follow-up contact at 3 months (scheduled before program ends) to help support continued daily practice
  • A book is provided to support you with your practice after the program.
  • Program Cost: $427.00

**if more than 1 person participating, the cost can be shared however the coaching and follow-up contacts will include all parties, not individual support. Please note 1 book only will be provided.

 

***this program is Not therapy/counselling.  Should clinical therapeutic issues arise during the program, client and teacher will address and determine the best course of care.

 

 

 

SEED ™ (Simple Easy Every Day) Meditation Class (General Wellness)

Is it time to get serious about learning to meditate? Each of us has our own reason for wanting to learn. It has been shown that meditation can help anyone reduce stress, increase creativity, increase well-being, enhance focus and concentration, improve sleep, reduce pain and so much more.  Whether you are seeking mental, physical, spiritual or emotional balance, or want to feel more fulfilled in general, you can learn the benefits of meditation and mindfulness in this 4 week class. This class will introduce you to a variety of meditation practices ideal for any level-whether a beginning meditator, or someone who wants to get back on track with meditation.  This class is held at Heatlhy Directions .  Please bring your own mat and blanket.  Ages 18 and older.

Learn to Meditate Simple Easy Every Day (SEED) Meditation.

Cost: $197.00 (includes a book)   Max 10 Participants

Class Dates & Time: 2021 class times coming soon

Next SEED Class:  For Learn to Meditate class 3 business days prior to class start date.

Location: Online Class on Zoom 

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique to train their mind, or induce a mode of consciousness, or to activate an emotional state. It can include practices designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, chi, etc), or develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness.  Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years.

 

There are many different types of meditation, and meditation practices. Some meditations are practiced formally (sitting), while others are practiced while in activity.  Some types of meditation include;

 

Mindfulness, Relaxation Response, Zazen, Insight, Vipassana, Dhyana, Transcendental, Vedic, Tibetan Buddhist, Centering Prayer, Mantra, Trataka, Mandala, Self-Inquiry, Devotional, Energy Awareness, Sufi Dancing, Gratitude, Contemplative and many others.

 

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation evokes a very deep state of physical rest that helps get rid of stress and enhances healing in the body. There are many evidenced physical, emotional, and psychological benefits to regularly practicing meditation.  Here are some proven effects:

Physical

  • lowered buildup of plaque in coronary arteries
  • decreased chronic pain
  • reduced stress and fatigue
  • lowered blood pressure
  • reduced insomnia
  • reduced symptoms of PMS and menopause
  • decreased muscle tension and headaches
  • balanced blood sugar
  • increased neuroplasticity
  • increased ‘youth hormone’ DHEA
  • improved eating and sleeping habits
  • increased healing response
  • increased energy
  • improved sleep
  • improved immune system functioning

Emotional/Psychological

  • Great sense of calmness, inner peace and wellbeing
  • Higher levels of self-esteem
  • Increased mental clarity, memory, creativity and concentration
  • Increased attention span and ability to focus on one thing at a time
  • Improved decision making skills
  • Increased fluid intelligence (IQ)
  • Increased self-awareness and self-acceptance
  • Improved academic performance
  • Improved job satisfaction, performance, efficiency, and productivity
  • Improved emotional and mental engagement
  • Increased calmness in the face of difficulties
  • Enhanced appreciation of life
  • Reduced ADHD and ADD symptoms
  • Reduced test and performance anxiety
  • Decreased nervousness, fear, and anxiety
  • Reduced reactivity to stress
  • Decreased depression
  • Reduced compulsive behaviour
  • Decreased need for addictive substances

About Us


Vision:  to see people live well in all areas of their lives no matter what kind of challenges they experience.

Mission:  to assist individuals, couples, and families, in identifying problem areas after a death, loss, or life change, and to provide a variety of strategies to help them achieve their preferred outcome.