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Methyr Road Uniting Church

Mindfulness for Seniors

Free information morning

Mindfulness is a way to practise focussing your mind in the present. There are many styles to suit everyone.

Whereas once mindfulness was considered to be something practised only by certain religious groups such as Buddhists, it is now a word everyone seems to be bandying around, from the person in he street to psychologists and other health professionals.

What is it, and why are people so keen to recommend it?

The answer is that mindfulness is a regular practice that focuses the practitioner’s mind in the present for whatever duration of time they choose to do it, be it long or short.  There are a number of different exercises people can use to practise it, and these are so varied that there is probably one style that will suit you, even if you believe that you could never stay focussed on one thing for even a minute.

Over the past few years much research has been done to find out whether or not mindfulness practice is beneficial for people, and the answer has been a resounding “yes.”  Regular mindfulness practice has both physical and mental health benefits, enabling the reduction of things such as stress, anxiety and depression, enabling people to better regulate their emotions, increase their capacity to learn new things, lower bread pressure and improve immune systems function – to name just a few.

If you would like to learn more about mindfulness and it’s benefits, as well as some simple mindfulness practices, you are invited to a free information morning from 10.00a.m. – 12.00p.m. on Tuesday 26th March at Merthyr Rd Uniting Church.  RSVP for catering purposes by phoning 3358 6945 or emailing office@mruca.org.au by 21st March.