What is Meditation?
Meditation is a mental training technique. It trains our attention and awareness. Research has established relationships between mindfulness practices and a long list of outcomes. For example, improved cognitive functioning, decreased stress, slower aging processes, and greater states of joy. As a result, meditation trains the mind to become more focused. Also, training the mind to be self-aware, connected to others and strategic when identifying priorities and pursuing action. When we begin a practice of self-awareness and self-mastery, true transformation emerges. Subsequently, we learn to let go of limiting beliefs. In conclusion, we move towards a deeply fulfilling life. It’s up to us to choose how the story of our life unfolds.
Lisa Donnelly, is a masters level registered social worker and psychotherapist. She is a wife and mother of two and also works as a hospital social worker in a child and adolescent psychiatric unit and out patient mental health program. As social beings, Lisa believes that relationships and how we feel about them are a key element in our overall wellness, including how we see ourselves in relation to others. Let’s work together and discover how your relationships can be enhanced, especially your relationship with yourself!