Mindfulness, Meditation, and Health:
Mindfulness is the ability to have a non-judgmental awareness of events as they unfold in the moment. It is a fundamental and ancient component of may Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. In recent years, there has been substantial research on its use in the treatment of medical conditions and mental disorders, as well as its application in healthcare, education, and the workplace. As a group, learn about and discuss the origins of practices, modern scientific underpinnings of research, and multiple applications in medicine, healthcare, and society. Learn and be supported in your personal development of a simple mindfulness practice. Understand mindfulness as a tool for stress management, self-awareness, and self-efficacy, and assess the application of mindfulness in your own life as a spiritual practice and a way of life.