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“The trick is to ride the wave

Fast, wide-open

And in deep Now-magic.

Free, burning fear for fuel

Generous, knowing there is always more

Where that came from….

~ Jacob Nordby

 

 

 

Mindfulness Training

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Mindfulness is paying attention
on purpose,
in a sustained way,
in the present moment,
and non-judgmentally,
to what is.

Through mindfulness we can develop self-regulation of attention so that it is maintained on immediate experience.

All too often we are on autopilot, going through the motions of whatever we are doing, such as eating, driving, even talking, often lost in thought. So we miss much of our life as it unfolds moment by moment

Mindfulness offers possibilities and power to live life more fully, consciously and able to choose our responses.

Mindfulness practice is simple, non-sectarian, and requires only your curiosity and willingness to explore its scientifically validated benefits.

Well before the cover of Time Magazine, June 2014 featured “Mindful Revolution” on its cover, Mindfulness has been the subject of intensive research. It is offered in hospitals, businesses, athletics and schools. . . . nearly every sector of our society.

BENEFITS OF WHITE SWAN MINDFULNESS TRAINING

Candace brings a deeply kind, warm- hearted presence and a wealth of experience to her teaching. She brings a personal mindfulness practice for over 20 years and training as a teacher and facilitator of group process. She provides for a rich, enjoyable learning in an environment of safety and respect.

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND TRAINING OPTIONS

MINDFULNESS TRAINING OPTIONS
Group Courses: 6-8 week Class Series

Dr. Cole offers regularly scheduled weekly class series, which provide a solid foundation to a Mindfulness practice.

Each series may also be focused through a particular lens of Mindfulness applicability, such as developing emotional resilience, dealing with pain, etc.

Customized Workshops

You may also request a workshop or class series, tailored to the particular focus and needs of your organization.

Tuition:

Group Courses range from $125-$200.
However if you have a valid BC PHN number, the cost will be covered by BC medical. Note there may also be a small cost for materials, (such as workbook, practice CDs etc.) , depending on the course.

See the Classes Page for more information, and the Blog for details of upcoming classes and workshops.

Individual mindfulness classes are $100 per hour.

See the Booking Page to set up an appointment

 

 

MINDFULNESS SCIENCE
brain

A picture is worth a thousand words!  Red range indicates greater activation, even agitation while blue/green indicates a sense of peacefulness, physical relaxation and calm.  And an MRI study from Harvard this year (Sarah Lazar of Massachusetts General Hospital,) proves mindfulness meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s. Gray matter in weeks.  Changes in the brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements;  people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.

“The participants spent an average of 27 minutes per day practicing mindfulness exercises and this is all it took to stimulate a major increase in gray matter density in the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.  Participant-reported reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased gray -matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.  None of these changes were seen in the control group, indicating that they had not resulted merely from the passage of time.  It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life.”

 

 

 

Mindfulness Classes

 

It takes practice to grow the benefits of our natural capacity to be mindful.

 

You are invited to join an existing class, or arrange for one customized for your group.

 

 

 

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