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Mindfulness refers to the non-judgmental attention and acceptance of the present moment. Instead of getting distracted or caught up in the past, or the future, the focus is on bringing attention fully into the present moment by observing whatever thoughts and feelings arise with friendly curiosity, interest and acceptance (Teasdale, et al, 2014).
If you are not sure whether meditation is for you, talk to us in confidence. To find out about classes in your area:
The practice of mindfulness meditation can be viewed as a means towards developing wisdom. It can help improve health:
We recommend a six-week course of meditation which builds and deepens practice week-on-week. Drop-in / per-session guests are also welcome.
CAUTION: Meditation is one of a wide range of methods which can reduce stress and enhance health/well-being. However:
While "youngsters" describes those who are young, "Medsters" is the name we came up with to describe those who have completed our six week mindfulness meditation course. Those graduating from our basic 6 week mindfulness meditation class are invited (but not obliged) to join Medsters. Medsters has many benefits:
At each class, members will be invited to nominate one or more class reps, who will help organise follow-up meetups. Reps and members will decide on the frequency and form of meetups.