What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from intentionally paying attention without judgment to our moment by moment experience through our thoughts, body sensations, and emotions. Practicing mindfulness allows you to live with less stress and greater physical and emotional well-being. What are the benefits? Practicing Mindfulness has the potential to create the spaciousness and clarity needed to evaluate situations more clearly, see options, and respond rather than react. Research demonstrates benefits including: Stress reduction, improved sleep, less anxiety and depression, decreased chronic pain, lowered blood pressure, lowered levels of cortisol (stress hormone), decreased inflammation, improved ability to concentrate, increased self-compassion and compassion for others Who should attend? Anyone wishing to live life more fully with less stress can benefit from attending. Many participants are referred by their physician or mental health provider, or by individuals who have previously attended. Participants are often attending due to increased stress, chronic pain, inflammation, or other medical conditions that are worsened by stress. To get started click the link below or call 623-680-1879 and a Mindfulness Facilitator will reach out to you to discuss your interest in attending class.