Mindfulness & Meditation
Now available via Zoom
Allow us to support you during these challenging and uncertain times with virtual mindfulness, meditation and breath work sessions. In these 30 minute sessions, we will create a space to connect, learn and develop self-care practices that can be done at home. As we cope with the changes of online learning and all that we are going through, join us to improve your overall well-being.
Sign up for mindfulness and meditation via Zoom now.
Meditation involves practice that consists of many techniques such as mindfulness and breath work that can help train and condition the mind to be calmer, kinder and patient. It is a practice that involves both mind and body and can enable a state of attention, awareness and relaxation. There are many ways of meditating and there is no one right way to practice.
Mindfulness is paying attention to our experience in a way that allows us to respond rather than react. It is a quality of inner-stillness that is always available, even when life or circumstances feel out of our control and chaotic. It is possible to be mindful/aware/pay attention to everything in our experience including anything we experience through our five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch), as well as our thoughts and emotions.
FAQ – Accessing Mindfulness & Meditation via Zoom
A Mindful S.N.A.C.K
The next time you're feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or unsure, reach for a moment of calm awareness: a mindfulness SNACK. Here's how to do it:
Just stop whatever you're doing. (Stopping, by definition, requires us to begin again. We can always begin again.)
What is happening within and around you?
This is a tricky one. Whatever it is you're struggling with (time, kids, sleepiness, frustration) acknowledge it for what it is, without judgment.
Ground yourself with questions about your experience and environment: What am I feeling? What do I need right now?
Respond to yourself and others (mistakes and all) with kindness and observe how that helps things get back on track.
“Meditation has helped me be more relaxed and be more positive throughout my days.”
"Hello, I am Andrea, a facilitator of mindfulness, meditation and breath work. I have served this community as a counselor and professor, teaching students about self-awareness, self-care, and wellness. I have worked with all ages and diverse populations and I personally was a first generation community college student at Mt. SAC. I believe in the ability of every person to make positive changes in their life with guidance and support through things like therapy and safe spaces to share and connect with others. Join me to connect and share and learn new coping skills and strategies for your overall well-being. I look forward to sharing space with you!"