Wellness Program: Mindfulness Program with Duke Health and Well-Being
Mindfulness is a method of using meditation to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress. With practice, one can apply these skills to everyday situations and connect more fully with one’s self, loved ones, and the life one is living. Practicing mindfulness can help people who are coping with medical problems, job or family-related stress, and anxiety and depression. Modern medical and neuroscience studies support practicing mindfulness for a variety of desirable health outcomes. Participants often report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations. The session will be led by Duke Health and Well-Being’s Jeff Brantley, MD. Open to all NCAJ members. This free member wellness program does not qualify for CLE credit.